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78-year-old man stabbed in head by pick after argument with neighbor

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Police in Saitama city have arrested a 56-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 78-year-old man several times in the head with a small pick.

According to police, the incident occurred on a sidewalk in Iwatsuki Ward at around 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the suspect, Yasufumi Saito, has admitted to the charge.

Police said Saito and the victim, who are neighbors, got into an argument on the street. Saito’s wife, who was with him, called 110 and said her husband had stabbed someone.

The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said Friday his wounds were not life-threatening.

Police said Saito’s wife told them there had been trouble in the past between her husband and their neighbor over noise.

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Dobbed in by his wife. Double trouble.

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Wow !

Multiple stabs in the head with a pick but not life threatening but attempted murder.

78 yrd man was too noisy ?

And the stabber his own wife reported him.

There's missing details to this story.

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Relieved to learn the victim, (for his advanced age), may recover. Wouldn’t be surprised though if he couldn't recall this event (much-less anything else) from such head injuries.

- “The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said Fri his wounds were not life-threatening.” -

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This is a problem in Japan especially the older unemployed ojisans thinking that they somehow own the streets…

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"This is a problem in Japan especially the older unemployed ojisans thinking that they somehow own the streets…"

.........

oh but they are upheld and protected by brethren passerby's with instant calling, ubiquitous cameras and instantaneous flatfooters . That's why the are so biggety.

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"Police said Saito’s wife told them there had been trouble in the past between her husband and their neighbor over noise."

Wow, long time brewing...I guess he picked the wrong neighbor to squabble with.

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pop goes the weasel, recompense with a pecking abscission.

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" 56-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder "

how long before he's back on the streets?

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Lock the loser-fiend up asap!

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From headline, was initially worried that this was going to be another awlful Japanese stabbing incident. Wishing a speedy recovery for the victim.

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"56-year-old unemployed man"

half of its life over, and now facing a felony record, hai! atta boy, next!

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