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Knife-wielding man arrested at Miyagi childcare facility says he intended to kill children

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Police in Tome, Miyagi Prefectures have arrested a 31-year-old unemployed man after he was caught trespassing and brandishing a knife at a childcare facility.

According to police, the incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday at Toyosato Nursery School, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspect, Wataru Otsuki, was seen wandering around near the outer entrance by an employee. After deciding his movements were suspicious, staff moved the children inside the facility.

Several staff members then called out to Otsuki who suddenly climbed over the fence and entered the premises. Carrying a knife with a 12-cm-long blade, Otsuki ran toward an employee. He was held down by several staff members until police arrived. No students or staff were injured.

Police said Otsuki told them he intended to kill the children and hopefully be given the death sentence.

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Couldn't resist this so I will post it, A lovely  Dobermann will do the job. not all  Dobermann are aggressive, they can be as gentle as most pet dogs when handled and trained properly. A friend had one that was as gentle as a Labrador but looked as aggressive and intimidating as Hell.

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And there it is. Another "unemployed" man. These nut cases are piling.

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Violence will only produce more violence!

My stepdad used to beat the crap out of me when I was a kid.

Not once have I ever felt the desire or need to do the same to someone else or worse, my kids.

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The only thing I fear in this country is some lunatic going to my children's school and harming them or others. Glad this lunatic was taken down before he could do any harm. But I hope he gets the help he needs, too.

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We need to bring back corporal punishment for cases like this to deter other cowards from thinking this is a good way to end their lives.

How will corporal punishment stop these jerks? They probably been beaten, slapped, whipped, etc. when they were youngsters! Violence will only produce more violence!

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For an U.S. citizen like myself Japan is incredibly peaceful. The U.S. is like an insane asylum compared to Japan. But what is happening here is a mental health issue. it is most likely that someone noticed unusual behavior in the individual but did not have anywhere to report it. Japan still has time to correct the lack of mental health support due to the cohesiveness of Japanese society and the Japanese social safety net. In the U.S. there is neither the will not desire to help the mentally ill due to a profit driven medical care mentality that permeates the U.S.

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It is good that nobody got harm. I want to know what made him to have such a decision. What kind of books, videos, magazines which he consumed or he took part in any group.

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They really need to start putting these worthless humans on blast.

Post up pictures, full name and address’ of these individuals all over the area and social media.

Have people aware of this nut jobs.

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If they called the police before he did anything they would likely have said they couldn't do anything about it because at that point he hadn't done anything, despite his suspicious behaviour.

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@wIIIIIB,

We don't want a German Shep. or a Dobermann, then he may tear him apart, LOL

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A lovely PET Dog will keep the school safe.

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Another one...

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I disagree. Someone could've gotten injured when they called out to him. They should have called police before he got a chance to enter.

therougou, I think you misunderstand. When they called out to him they maybe they were telling him to get away, to leave the place. Then he jumped the fence and came in. I don't think they invited him in. They did the right thing. If he is just wandering around the school, not sure if the police would come.

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Death penalty isn’t a deterrent. In some cases quite the opposite.

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Great job by the alert staff that noticed this guys suspicions. My only regret is they didn't give him what he wish for on the premises.

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Mark

Here is a simple but may be controversial idea, have a well trained guard dog in the yard like a Labrador,

Labradors are guard dogs? LOL!

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Police said Otsuki told them he intended to kill the children and hopefully be given the death sentence.

I wish they would grant his wish, but alas that is not the case. Since he did not actually kill anyone, alas nope, no such sentence for him.

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Ive noticed that these nut jobs never walk into the SDF yard/barracks and try the same antics, they alway seem to pick on defencless kids or ladies.

We should all give the persons who tackeled this nut job a big thank you, they saved the day. it could have been a whole lot worse.

its a shame the press didnt recognise the heros of the day by publicising there names and saying thank you to them.

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Here is a simple but may be controversial idea, have a well trained guard dog in the yard like a Labrador, makes a great pet for the kids to play with and will provide excellent first alert and even prevent strangers from coming into the yard

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"he intended to kill children"

nutcrack

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Why this kind of thoughts in such a lovely country???. We all have to think about it.

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There’s a reason why proponents far exceed opponents of the death penalty here. When it comes to faith in the fundamental goodness of their fellow man, Weltschmerz is the prevailing sentiment; a world weary belief that some people are simply beyond redemption and warrant expedited removal from our midst.

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What I want to know is how someone has got to 31 without having their murderous tendencies like this noticed...

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Unless we have the precogs from the sci-fi movie "The Minority Report," the government nor the police or anyone else can do anything to prevent these crimes.

Penalties need to be imposed which effect the family of these crazy people as well as stiff sentences.

Penalties already exist. Murder is already a crime. Penalties on family members? As in North Korea penalties and Oda Nobunaga times?

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The government need to start doing something about these copycat nut cases, unless they do one of them is going to do something fatal and on a tragically large scale. Penalties need to be imposed which effect the family of these crazy people as well as stiff sentences.

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Finally some people who has guts to stop these crazy attackers. Once the people actually dare to stand up against these crazies, that's when these attackers has less confidence to commit their deeds.

In the past some of these attackers had tried their luck with the cops but instead got shot dead by the police when they wield a knife. I guess some of them now decide to choose weaker prey to attack.

If they really wishes for death, they should go try their luck again with the police. I am sure the police is happy to oblige them with bullets. This is why i don't feel bad when the police don't bother shooting at their legs but instead aim at the center.

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Great work by the staff there, they should be recognised.

I disagree. Someone could've gotten injured when they called out to him. They should have called police before he got a chance to enter.

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The japanese pandemic of suicidal tendencies with collateral damages is going on for decades.

But the japanese model beats corona, radioactivity, bla bla ...

No government wants to deal with this society core problems.

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What a relief that the public-spirited staff members tackled and restrained him, which sadly wasn't the case for the dozen or so people attacked by another mad knife-wielding imbecile in the train a couple of weeks ago.....

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In general, for the most part, Japanese childcare staff are rock stars. They are taking the lion's share of raising the countries future generation. And keeping knifey psychos at bay. The staff in this story deserve a raise.

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One of the big reasons that the death penalty isn't a deterrent. It actually encourages some nutters. Thankfully, this guy didn't kill any children......so his wish to get the death penalty won't be granted. Scary part is they might not be able to lock him up for long if he didn't actually hurt anyone.

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He has already irreversibly changed the lives of every person associated with that childcare facility. An absolutely traumatic situation, and some people will never overcome that trauma. Sick and evil.

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Just kill yourself then coward! Great work by the staff there, they should be recognised.

Couldn't agree more with this comment. Well done to the staff, this idiot coward should just jump off a sea cliff somewhere and leave the kids out of it.

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What jail sentence would this individual get? While his intentions were murder, he didn't have the chance. At 31 y/o, even if he got 8 years, he'd be out still young and able to try the same thing again.

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If getting a death sentence is going to motivate someone to kill innocent people, just get rid of the death penalty. Life in prison is severe enough, with the option to hang yourself of course.

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And yesterday we have an article about a guy who is either:

.a sadist

.a psycho

.both

who is let free to roam around.

Won't be surprised if he gets himself a Joker make-up and gets on a train with a knife one of these days...

Japan does not seem to be too good at prevention, eh?

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How about offering free charcoal briquettes and advice on how to use them to those who want "the death penalty". Or maybe better still, mental health advice?

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This is the second person in a week that wonts to get a death penalty. Maybe police should start offering it as a service, might stop people getting hurt.

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Well done to the staff for preventing a tragedy.

We need to bring back corporal punishment for cases like this to deter other cowards from thinking this is a good way to end their lives.

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Just kill yourself then coward! Great work by the staff there, they should be recognised.

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