Update 2019-07-18: Several people were killed by the explosion, according to current reports.
2019-07-18: A man sprayed and ignited a liquid in the animation studio 'Kyoto Animation' in southern Kyoto on Thursday morning (18 July, local time). The fire caused an explosion which injured nearly 40 people. The incident occurred near Rokujizo Station. The suspect was arrested.
Travellers are advised to exercise caution and to follow instructions from security forces.
Kyodo News, The Mainichi