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Man arrested after stabbing police counselor in koban in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo on Thursday arrested a 57-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 61-year-old police counselor in a koban (police box).

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the koban in Katsushika Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect stabbed the counselor, who is a retired policeman, in the back and buttocks and then fled with the knife.

The victim and another police officer chased him to his apartment building 400 meters away where he was taken into custody.

The victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.

The counselor who was stabbed said that the man came into the koban and muttered something about being hypnotized. After his arrest, he remained silent, police said.

The koban is located about 800 meters from JR Kanamachi Station.

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Another day, another act of shockingly random violence.

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Nutter.

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With the pandemic and lockdown in place, homeless people need a place to sleep and something to eat. Unfortunately, they will go to extreme measures like many "sane people" out of desperation.

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As the warm season begins the crazies start coming out...

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Silvafan, who said anything about the homeless?

Quote: "...police officer chased him to his apartment building 400 meters away..."

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a 57-year-old unemployed man

And also no name I guess?

muttered something about being hypnotized

counselor  counselor  counselor , can't you see? Sometimes your words just........

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Stabbed several times -painful!

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Another day, another act of shockingly random violence.

and

As the warm season begins the crazies start coming out...

and

Stabbed several times -painful!

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“I just wanted to kill someone”

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61 year old, retired, stabbed many times but still gave chase, one tough guy, I hope he recovers soon.

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The Japanese media say that he muttered something about having been hypnotized "and other things which didn't make sense". So, my guess is that mental illness might be involved.

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Another day, another act of shockingly random violence.

But it wasn't 'random' for the keisatsu guy nor the attacker, especially for the attacker. For him, it was probably a long time coming and was either ignored or no services were available to save him from himself. and harm to others. "Random" is an easy out for the nonthinker...and a great obfuscation of social neglect.

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