Driver arrested after driving car into a crowd of pedestrians in Japan
TOKYO (AFP) - A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after intentionally steering his car onto a pavement and hitting 12 pedestrians in the Japanese city of Nagoya, police said on Sunday.
The incident occurred mid-afternoon close to the city's central station and the driver was caught on the spot, a provincial police spokesman told AFP by telephone.
He did not give any other details including the driver's identity.
Media reports said 12 pedestrians were injured, one of them seriously.