Priest fatally stabbed with samurai sword at Tokyo shrine

People visit Tomioka Hachimangu shrine in Tokyo Friday Dec. 8 2017. Police say three people have died in a stabbing attack on Thursday night at the prominent shrine including the head priest and the attacker who apparently took his own life

Tokyo Metropolitan Police say the 59-year-old priest appears to have been ambushed by her younger brother and a female accomplice on Thursday night.

Later, the attacker's girlfriend, reportedly in her 30s, and who was at the entrance of the shrine at the time, chased the fleeing chauffeur for more than 100 metres before slashing him on the shoulder with a sword, police sources told state-owned broadcaster NHK.

The almost 400-year-old Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is known for its close ties to sumo and holding one of Tokyo's three big Shinto festivals.

Japanese media said he is the victim's brother, but police would not confirm that.

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The four were sent to a hospital, where the three were confirmed dead. At a spot about 100 meters away from the vehicle, she slashed his right shoulder, leaving him with a non-life-threatening injury.

Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, and an accomplice were hiding behind her house, police said.

The two attackers then moved to the shrine premises, where the Shigenaga Tomioka stabbed his accomplice in the chest and stomach and then stabbed himself in the left side of the chest multiple times.

A blood-stained samurai sword and survival knife were retrieved from the scene.

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Tomioka Hachimangu found itself in hot water with the Jinja Honcho (Association of Shinto Shrines) in 2010 over the appointment of the shrine's chief priest.

According to an acquaintance of a family member, Shigenaga was the chief priest of the shrine until he was dismissed about 10 years ago.

He was arrested in 2006 after sending his sister letters with death threats, according to the Asahi daily. The shrine left the association on September 28 this year.

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