Man stabbed in neck in Tokyo hospital parking lot


A 67-year-old man was stabbed in the neck by another man in Ichigaya Yamabushicho, Shinjuku Ward, in Tokyo on Friday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:15 a.m. in the parking lot of a hospital, where the victim works, Fuji TV reported. A passerby called 110 and said a man was lying on the ground, bleeding from the neck.

The victim was taken to hospital with two stab wounds to his neck and is in a stable condition, police said. The victim said he had just gotten out of his car when a man he didn’t know came up to him and stabbed him.

The attacker is described as being about 170 cms tall, inches late 40s or early 50s, and was wearing black.

The scene of the crime is about 100 meters from Ushigome-yanagicho Station on the Oedo subway line.

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Well, if you have to get stabbed in the neck, a hospital parking lot is one of the better places for it to happen. The location may have saved his life.

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Ah, Japan! The land of random stabbings! There must be a heck of a lot of lions out there running around looking fir someone to stab.

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We don't know that it was random.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

What is it with all the neck stabbing lately?

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@ commanteer - in this case, that may have been true. But years ago in a Hachioji, a supermarket parking attendant was stabbed to death when he intervened in a dispute a few meters from an EMT/fire station.

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It's either a random nutter, a targeted whack, or a bit of 'road / parking rage'. Basically, we don't know. Anyway, if you're going to get stabbed by someone, a hospital car park is probably the best place.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Yeah if you gotta get stabbed not a bad place for it to happen.

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We're still lucky, guns are still almost non existent.

Stabbings without provocation, what's wrong with this society now?

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It's no coincidence random crimes like these are continuing to rise...

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When the police catch him. He will turn out to be a loser at which everybody mocks from childhood.

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It's no coincidence random crimes like these are continuing to rise...

Of course it isn't. The fact that more and more Japanese people are falling into poverty is definitely driving the crime.

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"In the neck" again. I really think this is a trend.

A stab wound to the neck is more likely to be quickly fatal than one to the torso (other than the heart, of course).

So, it seems that people are deliberately trying to kill, despite their insincere protestations of "I never meant to kill him/her", which seems to becoming as common as, "I was drunk and don't remember".

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If you're faced with an assailant who's aiming at your neck use your arms to take the hit - facing outwards . That way you will have a chance...

I wonder if this is a copy-cat attempt for notoriety given the news of Shane O'Brien. ... some sort of initiation ceremony ?

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