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In pictures: Tokyo stabbing

Rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher

A man has gone on a stabbing spree in central Tokyo, killing seven people and injuring 11 others.

Policemen work in a cordoned off area in Akihabara

The incident occurred in the Akihabara district, a shopping area specialising in electronic gadgets and video games, that is popular with young people and tourists.

Rescue workers from Tokyo Fire Department

A suspect, said to be 25-year-old Tomohiro Kato, has been arrested near the scene.

Policemen inspect a truck believed to be the one used by the suspect

Reports say he drove a truck into a crowd in the early afternoon and then began stabbing people at random.

Rescue workers in Akihabara

Once rare in Japan, there has been an increase in knife crime in recent years.

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