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Japan worker kills one, injures 10 in car plant attack

world Updated: Jun 22, 2010 12:21 IST

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A disgruntled Japanese auto worker at a Mazda plant slammed a car into a crowd of employees on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring 10, before being arrested, police said.

Toshiaki Hijiki, 42, who was carrying a knife during the attack, later told police he had been a temporary worker at the company's main plant, located in the city of Hiroshima, but had been laid off two months ago, Jiji Press reported.

Early on Tuesday, as workers arrived at the Ujina plant, he "drove a Mazda Familia car into the plant and hit about 10 people," a police spokesman said.

He sped away from the scene but was later arrested for attempted murder and a violation of the sword and firearms control law, police said.

He told police "I was fired at Mazda and I was irritated," Jiji reported.