Fukuoka slasher strikes again


Police said Friday that a man was stabbed on a street in Hakata Ward in Fukuoka, the third such random attack in the area in a week.

According to police, the victim, a 20-year-old student, was slashed in the street at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, while walking home. Police say the victim was not injured in the attack, but that a 5-cm-long gash was cut into his clothing.

TV Asahi reported Friday that the victim's description of his attacker, a man around 175 cm tall, wearing a black knit hat, closely matched the two previous victims' descriptions.

Furthermore, the attack took place just 300 meters from the location of the second reported attack on Jan 28. In that incident, a 45-year-old nurse was approached from behind by a man who forced her head down and slashed her head and arm with a knife. Two days earlier, on Jan 26, a 54-year-old man in a public park in the same area was stabbed in the arm and chest by a knife-wielding man.

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He might re-offending because of the media attention he's getting.

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I was thinking the exact same thing, this coverage in Japanese might just be encouraging him more.

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Japan has been making cameras smaller and more detailed since the invention of the security camera. Why havent they caught this guy on security camera yet?

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Same guy or copycat nutjob?

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This is scary, I hope it doesn't spread to Tokyo.

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Easier to hide a knife in the wintertime.

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would be great to set this guy up so he gets the unexpected devil from hell. this type of nut needs to be toyed with just like cats play with snakes before eating em.

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