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Knife-wielding man caught on school grounds sent to prosecutors

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Police in Yokohama sent a 52-year-old unemployed man to prosecutors on Saturday after he was arrested for trespassing on school grounds, while wielding a knife.

The incident occurred at an elementary school in Sakae Ward at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Fuji TV reported. Police received a call saying there was a man with a knife on the premises. Police rushed to the scene and subdued Taro Ichikawa, a nearby resident. No one was injured.

Ichikawa, who was brandishing a knife with a 17-cm-long blade, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law. 

Police quoted Ichikawa as saying the children were making too much noise.

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Thankfully no children were hurt and throw the crazy offender into the gulags

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Police quoted Ichikawa as saying the children were making too much noise.

I guess they were interrupting his mid afternoon nap. Get a job! I got two, you can’t get one?

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Ooops, my kitchen is now full of swords and firearms. Since today, after that redefinition of knives. lol

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It is fortunate the guy was caught before any tragedy happened, this could have been a much darker article.

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Police quoted Ichikawa as saying the children were making too much noise.

That implies that his reason for being on the school grounds with a knife was to do something about it. He must receive a significant custodial sentence for that but somehow I don't think he will; I'll just have to wait and see and hope his trial when it comes is reported.

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Noisy kids? I have much irritating noises. Engine sounds. I think japan needs a support system.

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We have a stranger danger drill every few months at my school. Does anyone know how much force I'm legally allowed to use if a crazy person charges us with a knife? 'Cause my first reaction is to hit them hard enough with a chair that they can't get up again soon. I could never forgive myself if anything happened to the kids. My goodness how terrifying.

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Another human being not worth tax dollars; endless pit of taking up public services. Not to mention the threat to future generation of children. Just with he would quickly take his own life before he takes others.

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Luckily no one was hurt, Should be locked up for a very long time.

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Was the guy really physically sent to prosecutors? Or was his case sent to prosecutors?

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Hate to say it but this looks quite a bit like what the schools of America are becoming. Somebody annoys you, dust them off. Don't let this happen in Japan. Put him away and never let him live near a school again after he gets out.

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Creepy, nightmarish stuff. Not a good mixture.

Kids make noise. I hope they don't pressure the kids to keep it quiet. Maybe the school could put up some sound-absorbing fencing or something?

We have a school near here but what does sometimes bother me is the blaring ear-splitting music echoing from cheap speakers. It's like a re-education camp or something.

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How sad that the joyful, happy sounds of children are so irritating to some adults. Have they forgotten that they were once children too?

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How sad that the joyful, happy sounds of children are so irritating to some adults. Have they forgotten that they were once children too?

Fine line between joyful, happy sounds and ear-piercing, brain-crunching shrieks.

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"arrested on suspicion of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law."

how about 'arrested on suspicion of intent to massacre young school children' ?

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Hold on! The kids were in school making noise on the playground?

What a nub! What was he expecting the kids to be doing? Knitting sweaters on the playground?

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Just as well they practiced that intruder drill, the kids recognised the baseball cap, sunglasses and shell suit wearing man a mile off.....

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