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Man arrested after attacking 2 men with knife on Osaka street

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he attacked two men at random with a knife as they walked along a street.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. on Friday in Higashiyodogawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said Hidekazu Uchi, whose occupation is unknown, approached the two men, who were not walking together, and suddenly attacked them one after the other with a knife.

A witness saw the incident and called 110.

Police said one victim, 45, not injured, while the other victim, 84, suffered a gash to his left wrist.

Both victims told police they did not know Uchi who lives nearby. Police said Uchi has so far given no motive for the attack and quoted him as saying he was just out for a walk.

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"Just out for a walk". Brilliant. Is there anything online to beat the J-crime section?

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was just out for a nice stroll officer, when these two geezers jumped at the knife I happened to have in my hand.... I mean.... can't a bloke even go for a walk these days?

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"quoted him as saying he was just out for a walk."

Japan better start locking these public nutcrack maniacs up for decades or Japan will go down the tubes, as far as ANY foreign direct investment (property/business, etc) is concerned.

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"attempted murder" risk for "just out for a walk."

and cant defend yourself? Japan is for the birds.

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"cant defend yourself?"

we certainly will.

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"53-year-old man-child.

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"has so far given no motive for the attack"

yeah fell out of his playpen again.

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wowyz

and cant defend yourself? Japan is for the birds.

I'm pretty sure people can defend themselves, if they choose to do so.

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BtangToday  06:06 pm JST

Japan better start locking these public nutcrack maniacs up for decades or Japan will go down the tubes, as far as ANY foreign direct investment (property/business, etc) is concerned.

Spare us the hysterics please, countries like the UK with half the population of Japan have so much more knife crime, the US has huge levels of gun crime and Japan has virtually none. Have they gone down the tubes due to a lack of ANY foreign investment?

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@garypen

uh depends on what pref. your in, some will take your behind to jail for further questioning, to determine if the leverage of force was adequate or over adequate, esp during the current political climate. You must not live here in Japan. look at how Kelley gets dragged.

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Whenever I read of a nutcase with a knife, I sigh with relief he didn't have a gun

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@pudus, I agree especially down in Okinawa, or Hiroshima, or Nagasaki.

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BlackstarMar. 19  05:46 pm JST

"Just out for a walk". Brilliant. Is there anything online to beat the J-crime section?

What does this mean? Anyone?

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"Just out for a walk". Brilliant. Is there anything online to beat the J-crime section?

What does this mean? Anyone?

That it's a silly excuse, and a good example of some of the strange things you read in this section of JapanToday. Not hard.

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pudus

@garypen

uh depends on what pref. your in, some will take your behind to jail for further questioning, to determine if the leverage of force was adequate or over adequate, esp during the current political climate. You must not live here in Japan.

I'm pretty sure I do, based upon the signage and language people use. Either that, or I'm having a stroke.

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I've got to agree on it being good he only had a knife. The user has to get close to use it and you can defend yourself with just an umbrella. Bullet can hit you from a fair distance with pretty much no easy way to shield yourself. Glad Japan isn't as twisted as the US....

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