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Man arrested for stabbing 2 girls in Sendai

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he attacked two junior high school girls with a knife as they walked along a street on Thursday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. as the two girls were on their way to school. Kyodo News reported that one of the girls was seriously injured after being stabbed in the back. She was taken to hospital where doctors said her wound was not life-threatening. The other girl sustained a minor cut.

A witness called 110 and police rushed to the scene. Witnesses saw the suspect, Hiroyuki Owari, run back to his apartment where police detained him. Police said Owari has admitted to the charge and said a bloodstained knife was found at his residence.

Owari was quoted by police as saying he chose the girls at random and intended to kill them, but he didn't know them.

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SICK.

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More mental

illness showing up in Japan…

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Sadly a lot of these heinous crimes seem to increase in the summer months here.

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In this instance why not kill himself instead of trying to take innocent lives??? Just a typical selfish AH.

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Aaaargh! Summer in Japan. The season for random stabbings. Glad the girls will both recover.

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This is terrible/sick/disturbing. This suspect should not be allowed to walk the streets again.

I thought Japan along with Taiwan was one of the safest countries in the world!?!?!?!?

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Permanent removal necessary

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There should be as many psychiatric hospitals as izakayas

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A case for a secure mental ward. This guy is plainly crazy.

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Very fortunate the lives of the victims are not in danger but it is still a terrible experience to have, I hope they both get proper support to overcome it.

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@kurisupisu Mental illness has always been in Japan the only problem is the people failed or simply didn't want to acknowledge that it exist. It's easy to say I was "Drunk or I don't Remember" in cases where criminal activity happened.

More mental illness showing up in Japan…

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We're almost at the point when we have to hire bodyguards for our children.

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We're almost at the point when we have to hire bodyguards for our children.

In Japan?! Maybe if you're hysterical. Look at the numbers of violence in the country, and calculate the likelihood of something happening to your kids, and if you're a rational human being you'll feel better.

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Errr… motive?

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StrangerlandToday  05:11 am JST

We're almost at the point when we have to hire bodyguards for our children.

In Japan?! Maybe if you're hysterical. Look at the numbers of violence in the country, and calculate the likelihood of something happening to your kids, and if you're a rational human being you'll feel better.

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Both comments make sense. However, if Japan is one of the safest countries in the world like Taiwan (never heard of anything like this occurring in Taiwan), then these kinds of incidents should NEVER occur. My understanding is that Taiwan is extremely similar to Japan especially Okinawa. Something needs to be done to ensure these incidents NEVER occur for eternity.

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Many Nut jobs here in Japan!

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More mental

illness showing up in Japan…

Mental illness has always existed and you find it in every country, look at the US shootings..

Less feelings and more facts..

Sadly a lot of these heinous crimes seem to increase in the summer months here

Aaaargh! Summer in Japan. The season for random stabbings. Glad the girls will both recover.

There is no climate for evil..

Cut the drama ladies..

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Both comments make sense. However, if Japan is one of the safest countries in the world like Taiwan (never heard of anything like this occurring in Taiwan), then these kinds of incidents should NEVER occur. My understanding is that Taiwan is extremely similar to Japan especially Okinawa. Something needs to be done to ensure these incidents NEVER occur for eternity.

Baroque1888

Japan and Taiwan are indeed some of the safest countries in the world. That does not mean there is zero crime or tragedies, simply that there is much less than in other countries. For this we should be grateful.

There is no way to ensure that something like this would never happen. Society should try to limit these kind of tragedies and give people the support and help they need to prevent this, but to stop 100% of accidents from happening is simply unrealistic.

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Every year as it get hotter the nuts boil over and this madness happens. Lock him up and get the girls some good counseling.

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Maybe they were violating his dress code

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