TOYAMA (TR) – Toyama Prefectural Police shot and injured a man after he stabbed an officer and used his gun to shoot a guard at a school in Toyama City on Tuesday afternoon, reports TV Asahi (June 26).
The man entered the Okuda Police Box and stabbed the officer with a knife. After snatching away the officer’s gun, he used it to shoot five rounds at a security guard at the gate of nearby Okuda Elementary School.
Another officer arriving at the school apprehended the man after shooting him, according to investigators. He is currently in serious condition.
Both the officer and the guard are currently in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest at a hospital, investigators said.
According to the school, no students were hurt in the incident.
Update: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has confirmed that both the officer and the guard have died.
Note: This article previously stated that the perpetrator was apprehended after not being shot. That has been changed.