Yet Another ‘Joker’ Attack. Are We Failing Our Mentally Ill?

“Joker” logo, copyright 2019, Warner Brothers

Introduction

According to Reuters, as passengers on the express Keio line headed to Shinjuku, the Tokyo city center, a 24-year old male dressed as The Joker stabbed multiple passengers, injuring at least 17, before setting the train on fire.

The attack was said to have occured at approximately 8 p.m. (1100 GMT), on Halloween.