Woman slashes 7-year-old girl, mother at supermarket


Police in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she slashed a seven-year-old girl and her 41-year-old mother at a supermarket.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the grocery department on the first floor of the supermarket AL PLAZA in Koboricho, Nagahama City. The girl was slashed first by the assailant, who then attacked the child's mother as she came to her daughter7s aid.

The suspect was held down by store employees.

Police said the girl sustained cuts to face and arms, while her mother was slashed on the arms and legs.

Police said the victims did not know the attacker. She was quoted by police as saying she suffers from a mental illness and has no control over her actions at times.

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How ironic to read this article only to find an advertisement of asakusa cutlery, specifically with two knives showing in the picture...

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Terrible ad placement, JT, should be ashamed of yourselves.

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I am grateful that help arrived fairly quickly to restrain the assailant. I hope that the victims can rapidly heal their physical and mental wounds. Sadness.

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" Safety Japan " strikes again:

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The suspect was held down by store employees.

THIS is news worth, at least in Japan.

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So sad. Why was she allowed outside of a mental hospital? Is this the first time she has shown this mental problem or did someone drop the ball?

Ummmm what is with the "daughter7s aid" typo?

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Terrible ad placement, JT, should be ashamed of yourselves

It is a revolving ad so it changes every time you reload the article and it appears on every article as well. Not much they can do unless they ask the sponsor to change the picture or remove the sponsor.

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When will Japan increase its funding for mental health? Too many people doing crazy things is taking it toll on Japanese society.

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Japan's mental health system is a mess. People who are mentally ill is just receives prescription of psychotropic medicines, unlike in the West, it is not accompanied by a recommendation to seek counseling.

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My thoughts and prayers to the 43-yr.-old woman and her daughter, but also my sympathy for the woman who attacked them. The latter woman needs help since she is mentally ill, not imprisonment.

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I'd say that was pretty obvious. However, if this woman has a diagnosed mental disorder and a tendency to violence, why is she walking around unsupervised? Shouldn't she be in an institution?

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No names in this story. Also the ad placements are very much not needed!

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The ad placements are automatic.

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