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19-yr-old man held for threatening stabbing spree at Tokyo Disneyland

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See, people are being more diligent now about message board postings. But soon enough it will wear off, boy who cried wolf syndrome.

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I am now a little worried that those crying wolf will mask the people who pose a real danger. This guy sounds bored and thought it might be nice to get his name in the papers and have someone front his living costs for a while. I can't help but think that we'll see a lot of this kind of thing now. Like the latest trend to make threats and go to jail for a bit.

More evidence that this nation seriously needs to address mental health issues and to start programs that will help reclaim the masses of alienated and disenfranchised.

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I think someone who really wants to go on a murderous rampage wouldn't post anything online too far in advance.

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but on the bright side I have a new excuse not to go when the girlfriend hassles me next time..

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glad he was arrested. who knows how many people he could have stabbed.

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This is getting boring!!!! As I said in an earlier thread, the police should look to crush clowns like this. Where is a judge with a sense of humor, pass the death penalty on one of these idiots and others might take notice.

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he knows the law can hardly touch him as he is a "minor"

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I bet Kato had "No evidence" of planning a crime, right upto before he bought his knife and rent-a-truck...

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So Played!!!

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Ok, now they just want attention. Another sick way of crying for help, but unfortunately Japan has no proper effective way to assist the citizens in their society with these kinds of social issues.

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He's taking the Mickey trying to pull a stunt like that.

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You'd have to be goofy in the head to try something like that. What a dumbo.

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Here we go. No excuse for the nutcase, but clearly a part of the blame is on the media who glorified Kato with their wall-to-wall coverage.

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How about a good caining, Singapore-style?

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It's very fasionable in Japan at the moment to threaten a stabbing spree.

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To the people saying that this is just a false alarm: Would you rather have the police ignore such postings? Would you rather risk second-guessing the resolve of a person who is clearly disturbed enough to post such a disturbing threat in the first place?

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In case nobody has considered this, I'm pretty sure there were stabbing and killing sprees before the internet. All this "We're taking these messages seriously" is only sending one message: If your planning a massive killing, just don't brag about it beforehand.

These are all copycat posters, not copycat killers.

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