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One killed in convenience store stabbing in Japan

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Two men and a women were taken to hospital after they were stabbed at a convenience store in Japan. (AP PHOTO)
Camera IconTwo men and a women were taken to hospital after they were stabbed at a convenience store in Japan. (AP PHOTO) Credit: AP

One person has died and two more have been injured in a stabbing at a convenience store on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, NHK broadcaster reports.

A Seicomart convenience store employee in the regional capital Sapporo told local police a man was behaving aggressively with something looking like a kitchen knife on Sunday morning, according to NHK.

Three employees in their 40s to 60s were stabbed and injured, with a man in his 40s taken to the hospital where he later died. Two others, a man and a woman, remained conscious, NHK said, citing police.

An unemployed 43-year-old local was arrested on the spot on suspicion of attempted murder, NHK added.

In January, three men were injured in a stabbing incident in Akihabara tourism hotspot in Tokyo but public violence remains low in Japan.

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