TOKYO- A auto slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year’s galas in downtown Tokyo, disabling eight parties, police said.
Police took into detention a man in his 20 s but did not further identify him. They say he is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving the car through wall street, which local media said had been closed to vehicle transaction for holiday revelers.
NHK TV footage established a small van with the entire front end smashed and detectives and ambulance laborers hastening to the scene.
Kyodo News service reported that a ninth party was injured and that the motorist was arrested on thought of attempted assassinate. Police indicated that they are busy and did not immediately establish the Kyodo report.
The crash resulted early Tuesday on a superhighway well known to sightseers and pop culture and style love that runs right by Meiji Shrine in Harajuku, Shibuya ward.
Every New Year’s Eve, the train line that includes Harajuku station flows all darknes, for parties welcoming the brand-new time with a shrine visit.