Man stabbed on Saitama street after argument with assailant


Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 45-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 32-year-old man following an argument on the street.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said the suspect, Shinji Minato, has admitted to the charge, but denied any intent to kill, Fuji TV reported.

Police said that Minato first hit the victim on the right shoulder with a metal rod as he sat in his car. When the victim got out of the car, Minato produced a knife and stabbed him in the neck. The victim was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition on Monday.

Police said the two men did not know each other and that the trouble apparently started after the man parked his car in a spot that Minato objected to.

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He stabbed him in the neck, but there was "no intent to kill."

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wish people would just mind their own business instead of telling strangers how to park and whatever other nosy comments....

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He stabbed him in the neck, but there was "no intent to kill."

Some of these sorts of people are so stupid, I can believe it. Ruled by their emotions, their sense of logic rests in a dim fog and rarely comes to surface.

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I just meant to stab him in the neck, not kill him. D'Oh!

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Nobody has picked up on the fact this loon was carrying a metal bar and a knife in public. There are many Japanese carrying knives around and they believe it is for self-defense. The safety country?

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A stab between the hip and knee won’t kill, but neck?

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He stabbed him because of parking.

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Yes, people parking weirdly or where I don't like makes me see red too.

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He must have been looking for trouble if he was walking around with a metal rod and a knife. The other guy was probably just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Sorry @expat, I meant the front of the thigh, not behind. My bad.

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It's confirmed to be the same Shinji Minato who participated in the murder of Junko Furuta in 1989. I'm not sure why this hasn't been bigger news.

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