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Man arrested after slashing mother, 2 police officers with sword

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Police in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday morning arrested a man who wounded three people, including two police officers, with a katana (Japanese sword) at a residence.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, an 81-year-old woman fled to her acquaintance's residence in Yamato City's Rinkan district to ask for help saying her son was trying to kill her, Fuji TV reported. The friend called 110.

When police officers arrived at the scene, Hajime Akutsu, the unemployed 54-year-old son of the woman, cut two officers in their forehead and shoulder with a katana. His mother also suffered wounds, but all three are in a stable condition, police said.

After that, Akutsu barricaded himself in the residence for five hours, but at around 2 a.m. on Monday, police broke in and arrested him. Police said Akutsu had been seeing a doctor off and on for the past 20 years but did not specify for what treatment.

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Anyone else getting tiered of the stories. New years resolution, stop reading JTs tragic family stories.

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You ain't no Buddhist bruv!

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I'd like to know how this guy...

Had a real sword in his possesion

How he was able to get close enough to two cops to injure them.

Why he didn't get his ass handed to him if there were two cops within the guys swinging distance

Why it took so long to apprehend the guy when the cops knew there was nobody else in the house.
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Obviously; he was seeing a doctor for phyco's

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@Mary Hinge 69 - "You ain't no Buddhist bruv!"

Just a nutter with a knife on a Sunday night!!... :-)

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"Just a nutter with a knife on a Sunday night!!... :-)"

YEP Yikes, ,

Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture,= near to Zama US army Base and Atsugi US Navy base

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That poor woman. Being a caregiver is rough stuff, especially here where people tend to want you to just vanish if you're struggling.

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You ain't no Buddhist bruv!"

nor a samurai either

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Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture,= near to Zama US army Base and Atsugi US Navy base

What does the location of those US DOD Facilities have to do with this "katana" wielding nut? The front gates @ these bases have "armed" sentries.

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just as a thought, what protection do the Japanese cops have? guns, jazzer, riot baton, dycon?

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"just as a thought, what protection do the Japanese cops have? guns, jazzer, riot baton, dycon?"

on their own kid gloves , on other than their own, a whole arsenal at their disposal.

refs

http://www.debito.org/whattodoif.html

http://www.debito.org/?cat=34

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Cops do carry guns and steel batons(nasty stuff) but the are limited by the law on their usage, ditto for their MA training.

Remember the 3'wounded were not cops, hard to defend a sword attack unless you are trained to do so.

Cutting 3 people can happen faster than you can recognise what happened, takes maybe 1-2 seconds before realisation sets in.

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sigh. again, the mental health in Japan is often overlooked. it's obvious that this man has problems. never mind how he got the sword. a lot of those are handed down from generations because some ppl do have lineage to shogun and samurai. 54 and unemployed, plus mentally unstable. there are bigger issues here that people are not seeing.

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Sasori.

Why are the Kokoro/mental Health clinics overrun?

You need to wait 2-3 weeks for an initial appointment, I know as I am treated for Depression. The waiting room is always full from teens to salatymen, housewife's, etc.

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Fuzzy logic, I had a look at those web links they are quite interesting, I will carry on reading at a latter date

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If only the mothers would read these stories and realize that babying their son is not healthy for their son's future!

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just as a thought, what protection do the Japanese cops have? guns, jazzer, riot baton, dycon?

What most people don't realize is that a bullet proof vest doesn't protect one from a blade. But it appears that these cops had injuries sustained to areas not covered by vests anyway. If they had tasers, they should have used them or at least drawn their weapons, and maybe that would have at least made him think about what he was doing.

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nor a samurai either

Absolutely

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