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Man arrested after injuring two people with ice pick at train station

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Police on Sunday arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he injured two people with an ice pick during a rampage at a train station in Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at JR Gyoda Station on the Takasaki Line at around 8:30 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. A station employee called 110 to report that a man was threatening people with an ice pick.

Police rushed to the station and apprehended Shigeru Honda as he was trying to leave through an exit gate. He threatened officers with the ice pick but they were able to subdue him.

Prior to the police arriving, Honda stabbed a 66-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman on the platform stairs. They were taken to hospital but their wounds were not serious, police said.

Police said Honda has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying there had been some trouble on the train. When he got off the train at Gyoda Station, he started threatening people with the ice pick. He told police he stabbed the two people at random.

Police said they are investigating what happened on the train but have so far given no further information.

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They should be more concerned about why this nutter was carrying an ice pick than discovering what happened on the train.

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If he is carrying an ice pick, something was going to happen eventually whether there was troublw or not.

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Was he an unemployed man with no fixed address? Maybe he wanted three hots and a cot at our expense

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"there had been some trouble on the train"

That tends to happen when you go looking for it, and if you're carrying an ice pick, as DaDude mentioned, YOU are more than likely the cause of the trouble to begin with.

Lock him up.

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"They should be more concerned about why this nutter was carrying an ice pick than discovering what happened on the train."

"Was he an unemployed man with no fixed address? Maybe he wanted three hots and a cot at our expense"

These kicked under the curb ones, are becoming more of a menace .

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Why on earth does some one carry an ice pick on a train? if he need it for his daily use why can't he leave it at work? as the guy is unemployed, why should he need it on a train, is there any CCTV cameras on the train? Since Saitama has more than its fair share of problems may be the train needs to have CCTV cameras just in case. I hope the two people get full medical help and make a full recovery

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Since Saitama has more than its fair share of problems

You should fact check yourself on that. If I recall correctly, Saitama actually has less than it's "fair share" of problems in comparison to its population.

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http://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/Crime_Rate_in_Major_Cities_of_Japan_2013

This is from 2013 survey.

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