Eight injured in Tokyo car attack

A car is inspected by police after it injured several pedestrians in Tokyo early Tuesday Jan. 1 2019. A car slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year's festivities in downtown Tokyo. (Yuta Omori  Kyodo New

Eight people were injured in the crash.

According to CNN, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police have detained a suspect, 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe.

A man was arrested, with a police spokesman telling AFP news agency he had an "intent to murder".

Britain is now on its second-highest threat level of severe, meaning an attack is considered highly likely and security officials say they are facing record levels of work in countering militants as well as far-right extremists after four major attacks past year.

NHK footage showed a small box vehicle with a smashed front and paramedics carrying people on stretchers into ambulances.

A Reuters witness in Manchester said there were police officers around the train station, which remained closed several hours after the incident.




Japanese media reports that a young man in his 20's drove a rented minivan into a busy street shortly after revelers had rung in the New Year.

Britain is now on its second-highest threat level of severe.

A van has slammed into a crowd of people as they celebrated New Year's Eve on the streets of downtown Tokyo.

The incident occurred on Takeshita Street in the Harajuku district, a famous and crowded shopping street on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, where vehicles were banned from entering on Monday night.

Another witness, who runs a clothing shop in the area, said: "I am shocked that something like this happened on Takeshita Street".

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