Seven Dead in Akihabara Electric Town Attack

Seven died this afternoon in an attack in Akihabara, Tokyo after a 25-year-old man plowed his truck through Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, known for it’s video game and comic book stores, then pulled out a knife and stabbed 18 victims.

Six men are reported dead, ranging in age from 19 to 74, and one women, age 21. When the suspect was caught, a Police spokesman told reporters: “The suspect said he came to Akihabara to kill people. He said he was tired of life”. He is with no doubt, a sick man.

Akihabara is described as an otaku mecca, where you’ll find endless video game parlors, manga and anime shopping, and more.

Now, where this kicks in in the gamer community is that a 2ch forum member posted a thread about a week and a half ago stating “In Akihabara, an Xbot ninja will be involved in a tragic slashing spree”, containing the text “Soon after 6/5, this is guaranteed to happen, so I thought I’d post the thread ahead of time.” About an hour before the attack, he posted again providing “Handy Links” for the upcoming news. Sick sick bastards.

[Seven dead in Tokyo knife attack] [NeoGAF]

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