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Suspect in Tokyo train attack says he adores 'Batman' villain Joker

Man in green shirt and purple suit injures 17; says thinking of death penalty

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A man arrested in a knife and arson attack that injured 17 people on a train in Tokyo on Halloween night has told investigators he adores Batman villain character the Joker, police said Monday.

Kyota Hattori, 24, who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder on Sunday night, was also quoted as saying that he "wanted to kill people and be given the death penalty" and that he had been "thinking from around June of being sentenced to death."

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