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A female home caregiver in her 60s was stabbed while visiting an elderly woman’s home in Yokohama on Tuesday. Police have arrested a 49-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder and said the suspect lives with his mother who was receiving assistance from the caregiver.

According to police, Hiroaki Ebara is accused of stabbing the caregiver at around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the elderly woman's house in Kohoku Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. After stabbing the woman, he ran out of the house. His mother called 110 to report the incident.

The caregiver sustained minor wounds, police said.

Police said Ebara was seen on the street in Kohoku Ward at around 1:55 p.m. and he was detained. He had a blood-stained kitchen knife in his possession, police said.

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A female home caregiver in her 60s was stabbed while visiting an elderly woman’s home in Yokohama on Tuesday. Police have arrested a 49-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder and said the suspect lives with his mother who was receiving assistance from the caregiver.

Let me guess this caregiver is getting paid a minimum wage for this strenuous job.

She should be getting combat/hazard pay.

And then the bureaucrats and oligarchs will cry about a labor shortage and elderly/nursing care crisis.

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49 year old unemployed "man" living at home with his elderly mother.

Might be some mentally competent issues here, but the frequency of these kinds of reports where the perp is of adult age, unemployed and living with their parents is a cultural problem that's not going to improve anytime soon.

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Get that loser to jail..

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What a dream job it is. They surely get now a lot more of applications when everyone is keen on working in such a highly paid and comfortable job and the very safe environment of generous employers and super friendly and easily to handle customers. irony off

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What a terrible experience for the caregiver.

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The caregiver must have said or done something he didn't like. Obasans are usually too outspoken.

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Agree with Seesaw7:

We don't know what really set him off.

We also don't know if his elderly mother had been suffering from elder abuse at the hands of the caregiver. It could be that he snapped and decided to teach the caregiver a lesson.

We just don't know.

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We also don't know if his elderly mother had been suffering from elder abuse at the hands of the caregiver. It could be that he snapped and decided to teach the caregiver a lesson.

Considering it was his elderly mother that called the cops to report it, I have a feeling that the elder abuse theory isn’t so likely. Could be, but just my feeling.

Also, from talking with another caregiver who lives and works in the same area, it’s put some of them on edge a bit. I agree with dagon at the top. Caregivers put up with a lot, from the recipients of their care and also their employers, and they need better support and protection. This just emphasizes that to me.

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Put this 49 year old violent loser in jail and let him rot for years. No more mummy to give the trash 3 meals a day or make his bed in the Big House.

I just hope the poor, innocent caregiver recovers physically and mentally.

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In the US when stuff like this happens, someone starts a GoFundMe and it goes viral, and before you know it the victim has $350,000.

It would be cool if that trend hits Japan. I read about a lot of folks like this who deserve it. And as someone said, she’s likely making minimum wage.

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Does putting female in the title ensure more clicks? That's an appalling situation if so.

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