Japan’s Fatal Stabbing and Shooting Attack

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In rural Japan, a shooting and stabbing attack has left three people dead, including two police officers, and one person injured. The perpetrator, who was wearing camouflage clothing, barricaded himself inside a building after the attack. The incident occurred in Nakano city, located in the central Japanese prefecture of Nagano. Police were alerted to the commotion by a pedestrian and rushed to the scene. A witness reported that a woman was being chased by the suspect and fell before being stabbed in the back. The suspect then shot at two police officers with a shotgun. A fourth person who was wounded could not be rescued due to their proximity to where the suspect was holed up. The attacker was described as a man wearing a hat, mask, and sunglasses. City officials have urged residents in the area to stay home. Gun ownership is tightly regulated in Japan, and crimes involving guns are extremely rare. No further details about the suspect or their motives have been released at this time.