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7 dead in Akihabara stabbings

6:45 AM on 06.08.2008 // Zac Bentz

Tomohiro Kato, a 25 year old man, drove his truck through a crowd in Tokyo's Akihabara district around noon Tokyo time today. He then jumped out and started stabbing people. Right now, CNN is reporting seven people dead (five men, one woman and one unidentified) and at least 11 more injured. Witnesses have reported him as saying we was "tired of life" and that he came to Akihabara just to kill people. He told police "I came to Akihabara to kill people. It didn't matter whom I'd kill."

In an eerie twist, this came on the seven year anniversary of the Ikeda elementary school killings that happened in Osaka. Eight children were killed in the incident.

You can view a news clip on the story above, watch the CNN story here, and watch a witness reporting from the scene (and in English) after the jump.

If any readers have any more/new information, please share it in the comments.

Zac Bentz,
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