2 police officers stabbed in Kanazawa


Two male police officers sustained serious injuries after being stabbed by a man in inis 30s in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Sunday night.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:40 p.m. when the two policemen visited a home in Kanazawa City to investigate a traffic offense. They had called in advance to let him know they were coming, police officials said.

During questioning, the man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the two officers, one inside the house and the other outside during a struggle. A male relative of the suspect who tried to intervene was also stabbed.

The suspect dropped the knife and then fled in a car, but was stopped an hour later about 50 kilometers away by a police patrol. Police said he has been charged with attempted murder.

The two officers, aged 35 and 40, were rushed to a hospital where they were treated for serious injuries to their faces and arms.

Police said that when the suspect was caught, he was speaking incoherently.

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Let me guess,....drunk?

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Mentally ill.

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Unusual for Japan.  And note the satsu didn't immediately gun him down........

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These things can go down pretty fast, go to check for a traffic offense, next, guy does a knife attack. Good thing they got him.

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Policemen should have uniforms which are made of knife resistant materials.  Police training should also require drills to avoid knife attacks and promote alertness.

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and the condition of the 3rd victim? Was he left of the floor?

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Wish they get well soon. They went to check on a traffic violation but got something much worse.

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MethHead / "Sha'Bu" .

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Simple You Knife some one You Get it back tenfold.

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Knives can be notoriously difficult to defend against. Hollywood makes it look easy, but its anything but.

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They had called in advance to let him know they were coming, police officials said.

> > > Why?Just show up unannounced!.

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