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Man stabbed on Saitama street; suspect turns himself in at koban

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A 37-year-old man was stabbed in the back by a man who then turned himself in at a koban (police box) near JR Omiya Station in Saitama, police said Monday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. NTV reported that the victim was walking near the station when he was suddenly attacked from behind.

The man suffered stab wounds to his back but his condition is not life-threatening, police said, adding that that the victim said he did not know his attacker.

A few minutes after the attack, a 24-year-old man walked into the koban, holding a knife, and said "I'm sorry to bother you but I have just stabbed someone."

Police said the suspect had no fixed address or occupation.

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Fruitcake.

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In a couple of days, we'll probably hear, "I just wanted to know what it felt like to stab someone."

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Damn this happens regularly in Japan! At least the victim was not seriously injured, this time!

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"the victim was walking near the station when he was suddenly attacked from behind" "the victim said he did not know his attacker"

PERHAPS the yaks, right wings, left wings, red wings or chicken wings, or kit and kins may have taken him in since his j-corps. did not.

"Police said the suspect had no fixed address or occupation."

NOW he gets 3 j-hots , a cot, a roof over the head, and no need for a window to throw waste out.

(truly a waste of human space.)

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“I’m sorry to bother you but I have just ate an ice cream, had a cup of coffee and stabbed someone.”

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Police said the suspect had no fixed address or occupation

Well he'll have an "address" now...

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SAITAMA!!!

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Yes in Kanto area Saitama is the biggest prefecture therefore its going to have the biggest amount of crime. also less police to patrol this large spread out prefecture. As city hslls have not increased police numbers here for years.

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Agreed Saitama is way bigger than Tokyo prefecture but houses a lot of people that work in Tokyo.

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Dangerous area in the last several months. I'm scared for my safety, please! I have to applaud the man for turning himself in since anywhere in the US that just would not happen.

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Yes in Kanto area Saitama is the biggest prefecture therefore its going to have the biggest amount of crime.

Except that Saitama doesn't have the highest crime rate in the region. Not by a long shot. Tokyo holds that dubious honor.

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With winter coming on it sounds like the attacker was looking for a warm place to stay with meals provided free.

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AmericanhonorNOV. 03, 2014 - 07:06PM JST Yes in Kanto area Saitama is the biggest prefecture therefore its going to have the biggest amount of crime.

By your reasoning, Alaska, Patagonia and the Outback should have "the biggest amount of crime" compared to Anchorage, Buenos Aires or Sydney.

I don't know about per capita rates, though Saitama seems to have more than it's share of violent crime, but I'm pretty sure Tokyo-to's rate is higher than anywhere else in the Kanto.

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Jeff Huffman, you took the words right out of my mouth. Additionally, Americanhonor, how does the abundance of police in an area have any direct correlation to the actions of people who are either bent on committing a crime or are mentally deranged? There has to be some form of respect for the law (which the police represent) or fear of the police themselves or fear of the penalty of caught - none of which apparently was the case here.

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I have to applaud the man for turning himself in since anywhere in the US that just would not happen.

Yes, let's applaud the man who stabbed someone for most likely the purpose of getting a roof over his head and 3 meals a day. bravo....NOT

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People who always jumps on Saitama because they already had hatred instilled in them of Saitama. Not sure if that's what happens if you live in Japan too long or what. If your opinion is based on what this website reports, go count crimes from the past 2 weeks and you will see Tokyo has much more crime articles than Saitama. Go ahead and count......

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Damn this happens regularly in Japan!

Around Tokyo and Saitama it certainly does. Too much pent up passive aggression

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DaDudeNOV. 04, 2014 - 09:24AM JST People who always jumps on Saitama because they already had hatred instilled in them of Saitama. Not sure if that's what happens if you live in Japan too long or what. If your opinion is based on what this website reports, go count crimes from the past 2 weeks and you will see Tokyo has much more crime articles than Saitama.

Tokyo-to most certainly has a higher per captia crime rate than Saitama. But Saitama does otherwise suck. Until quite recently, it was home to most of the dirtiest and poorly regulated garbage incinerators. But beyond that, have you spent much time in Saitama? It's a depressing place with about two historic streets in Kawaguchi and some semi-wild areas on the border with Gunma.

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It's a depressing place with about two historic streets in Kawaguchi and some semi-wild areas on the border with Gunma.

Yep, that's pretty much it Jeff, except there's Kawagoe's historical area as well. Other than that, it's the equivalent of New Jersey to New Yorkers.

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