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Man arrested for stabbing, slashing 2 workers at Tokyo convenience store

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He did not ask for money and left the store empty handed, police said.

What is his motives?

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The man, who is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, stabbed a worker in her 40s in the back and slashed the arm of another employee in his 60s at around 2:30 a.m., causing them severe injuries, police said.

Nice change from the usual "obstruction of business" nonsense they usually apply in these situations.

I wonder if one or both of the victims was acquainted with the perpetrator, and threats were made, which may be why the police are using a more serious charge. Then again, they probably would have named him, if so.

The suspect is described as being 170 to 175 centimeters tall with a shaved head. He wore a bluish jumper, black trousers, and red gloves, the police said.

Pardon my ignorance. But, what's a "jumper"? The first thing that pops into my head is a one-piece jumpsuit. But, obviously that can't be it, as he was wearing pants. Is it a type of shirt, sweater, or jacket? (I bit warm for outerwear, though.)

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A jumper is like a sweatshirt or a hoodie. At least that is how I use the term.

Unfortunately nobody who knows Adachi can be too surprised that this kind of thing could happen there. There are a lot of down-trodden workers in that area. On the whole, it's not that great a place to live or work.

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 But, what's a "jumper"? 

In the UK, it's the same as a sweater. It seems to have various meanings around the world.

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EFD

A jumper is like a sweatshirt or a hoodie. At least that is how I use the term.

albaleo

In the UK, it's the same as a sweater. It seems to have various meanings around the world.

Thanks guys. It's a bit warm for either a sweatshirt/hoodie or a sweater. Sounds like the guy may have been a little crazy.

BTW, I think the Japanese call a sweatshirt/hoodie, a "trainer". Or, at least they did at one time.

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The guy should have done this in Hokkaido, he might have gotten a cop's gun from the bathroom.

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sakurasukiToday  04:24 pm JST

He did not ask for money and left the store empty handed, police said.

What is his motives?

Do you really have nothing better to do than stare at the JT homepage all day waiting for new articles so that you can be the first to post something, no matter how inane? How can anyone know his motives until he is caught?

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And I bet the perputrator was smart enough to wear a helmet when fleeing on his bicycle to avoid being stopped by the Bill for non-helmet violations, thereby avoiding all suspicion and successfully completing his getaway.

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Sounds like his motive was to just get pleasure out of hurting other people.

No mention of security cameras. They must have had some.

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With those ugly tattoos and shaved head, he certainly looks like a Yakuza...

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Increasing trend in Japan. Wanton stabbings by the general population.

Lots and lots of pent up rage in the society now.

Very bad and psychologically damaging things have occured to people unfortunately and the situation is only getting worse as the payout begins to show itself.

I can smell it in the air and see it in the eyes. The energy is electric.

Simmering to boil.

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“What are his motives?”

Being crazy and angry. Okay?

People feel so much better if there’s a motive. Because if the world is crazy, then they feel crazy. Sorry to disappoint you.

Guy probably reading the news about other angry stabbings and decided that fits his situation. And that’s all.

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Sounds like a mentalist, needs treatment and prison time.

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Update:

Suspect has been apprehended.

S

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falseflagsteve

Sounds like a mentalist...

Does that word mean something different in your pseudo-British English? Because in actual British and American English, it does not mean a crazy person, which is how you always use it. A mentalist is a person who professes to read minds, such as a fortune teller or magician.

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sakurasuki

What is his motives?

According to NHK, police said the suspect told them, "I thought I'd find a woman and stab someone."

So, his motive was to stab someone, anyone, like so many stabbings lately. Although, in this case, he was specifically targeting women.

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Like the TV series "The Mentalist." I enjoyed that one.

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