SEOUL, South Korea — Eight people were stabbed or cut by a man wielding a box-cutter Saturday at a subway station just outside of South Korea’s capital, police said.
No one died in the 10-minute rampage and the injuries weren’t life-threatening, according to three police officers who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media. A man was arrested running away from the station in Uijeongbu, which is home to U.S. and South Korean military bases, the officers said.
Such attacks are rare in South Korea. Police identified the suspect as a 39-year-old man surnamed Yoo. The Yonhap news agency quoted witnesses as saying that the suspect began stabbing people on a train and then on a station platform after a man and woman confronted him for spitting in the train.