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Man arrested for stabbing woman in Miyagi supermarket

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Police in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed a woman in a supermarket.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. at a York Benimaru outlet on Saturday afternoon. TBS reported that the suspect, identified as Etsuro Toyama, 42, stabbed the 44-year-old woman in the lower back with a knife, while she was at the register. Store staff subdued him until police arrived.

Police said Sunday that the woman suffered a wound 12 centimeters deep but her injury is not life-threatening.

Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Toyama said he didn't know the woman and that he just wanted to stab someone to make the news.

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Seriously ??? The news ? There are less painful ways to get that done at your own expense. I never can wrap my head around this "I felt like doing it" mentality that's shown in the news so often here.

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Media please do a service to community and don't do report these people who searching fame on this pattern. Show this people that news can be also when you do something positive. People are fed by violence in news now a days.

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Here's a good way to make the news without hurting someone: go jump off a bridge!

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Many people think random acts of violence only happen in other countries. It can happen anywhere at anytime. Let's hope this loon doesn't make it out of jail for a good long while.

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@Mirai happens all the time, not news worthy (anymore), now if he had streaked during a natonal yakyuu game, now that would make the news!

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Thats crazy.... he should have ran around naked in the shopping centre which would also make the news but won't damage anyone else. Lock this guy up forever!

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If he wanted his name in the paper, he could have taken out an ad. It is better to have your name in the paper for doing good than for doing evil.

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"Media please do a service to community and don't do report these people who searching fame on this pattern. Show this people that news can be also when you do something positive. People are fed by violence in news now a days." I think you should speak for yourself..besides you areon the late freight as this article is on at least 5 other English written News sites about J-land

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The worst news. Please keep your morality.

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I can't imagine the pain of a 12cm deep stab wound... I hope she gets better soon!

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Stab yourself man, you would have still made the news. These stories are sad when you hear the reasoning behind the incident are so shallow.

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12 cm deep stab wound? Wow. Thank God he missed anything life threatening. Poor poor woman.

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