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70-year-old man stabbed while out for a walk

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Police in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 65-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 70-year-old man on Wednesday night.

According to police, Yuji Iwamoto has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I was going to kill him,” Fuji TV reported. The victim was taking an evening stroll at around 6:45 p.m. when Iwamoto stabbed him with a knife on the right side of his forehead and the back of his left hand. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries will require two weeks to recover from.

An eyewitness called 110 and described the situation as “two elderly people fighting each other.”

Police said Iwamoto remained at the scene and was intoxicated when they arrived. The victim told police Iwamoto approached him from behind and called out: “Would you like me to stab you?” The two men were not previously acquainted.

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The devil at play?

1 ( +4 / -3 )

How many of these Nutcases are roaming around japan? They always come out just before summer, disgusting

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I seem to recall just a few weeks ago another article about somebody getting stabbed on the street in Amagasaki. Tough city? I used to pass through it on the train between Kobe and Osaka all the time when I lived in the Kansai area but never actually stopped there.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

An eyewitness called 110 and described the situation as “two elderly people fighting each other.”

You don't see that everyday. In my recollection I only saw a few fights from junior high school and they were quickly broken up.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Amagasaki is a downtown suburb of Osaka.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Amagasaki is as close to a ghetto as it gets. I had to go there periodically a few years ago, and I could see these guys (mostly old) drinking from the morning, and mumbling to themselves. In the evenings it gets scarier.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Correction there PB, Amagasaki is in Hyogo prefecture.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

approached him from behind and called out: “Would you like me to stab you?”

what a nutter!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

"Would you like me to stab you"

a while back one of those old farts, and his skank asked me "do you want to be enemies, I said sure let me fly you to Hawaii, and lets find out with the quickness.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Its funny how many of the late bloomers wait until they get up in age, to check out violently.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

"Its funny how many of the late bloomers wait until they get up in age, to check out violently."

Yeah you'd think at that age the judgment gates are around the corner, they'd be more prone to check themselves. but I guess the going down the elevator they may say "I dont remember/ I was drunk

3 ( +5 / -2 )

"Yeah you'd think at that age the judgment gates are around the corner"

Most of them dont believe in that, they believe in reincarnation.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

65-year-old man

"stabbed him with a knife on the right side of his forehead and the back of his left hand"

"suspicion of attempted murder"

now will be an old man in the slammer.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

@fuzzylogic

"now will be an old man in the slammer"

and with 3 hots and a cot

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Very polite of him to ask first!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

A sadly familiar theme in Japan, “I just wanted to kill someone!”

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Amagasaki is as close to a ghetto as it gets

No, Nishinari is the ghetto. Amagasaki is 'just' a bit rough

6 ( +6 / -0 )

"Would you like me to stab you?"

you gotta be kidding right?

I guess in the future they will be asking

"Would you like me to kill you?"

amazing...

3 ( +4 / -1 )

"The two men were not previously acquainted.

Now its going down at random...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Angry 65-year-old-man is the kind of guy who asks “Would you like me to stab you?”

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I'm sure had he waited for an answer, this could have all been avoided.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Amagasaki is the crime capital of Hyogo. It’s a bit rough, and has an overspill of people who can’t afford to live in Osaka, but it isn’t in Osaka, nor is it a ghetto.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Truth is stranger than fiction.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

“Would you like me to stab you?”

"No, thank you."

"Oh, OK then."

"Right, I'll be off."

"Jolly good, evening."

5 ( +5 / -0 )

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