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Man with hammer attacks patient in Shimane hospital

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A man walked into a hospital in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, and attacked a male patient with a hammer.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. Friday at Matsue Memorial Hospital, Fuji TV reported. The attacker carried the 30-cm-long hammer in a bag when he entered the hospital. He went to one of the rooms and hit a 49-year-old patient on the head and then fled to the parking lot, got in a car and drove off.

The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said, adding they will wait until the victim recovers before questioning him about the attacker and what the trouble was between them.

The assailant is described as being in his 40s, about 180 cms tall, of slim build and was wearing a white long-sleeved top and semi-long black pants.

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What a coward! Go into a hospital and hit someone in the head with a hammer and run away. I have more respect for lint in my navel.

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That's shocking but at least it wasn't a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets.

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I would class that as attempted murder, some one has gone into a hospital with a hammer, thats no accident, and then hit him, thats deliberate, lucky for the guy in the hospital as he was not critically injured. I am sorry but the attacher needs to go to jail for some time.

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Great nod to HMHB there Alfie .

What a cowardly nutcase !

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That's shocking but at least it wasn't a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets.

Overhead a rainbow appears. In black and white.

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Glad he survived, unharmed. Suspect was like, "stop, hammer time!" The victim was like, "U can't touch this!"

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Woah...A hammer takes commitment. I mean it's a very committed and deliberate choice of weapon.

The assailant didn't seem very committed however, I would bet a fair sum that he was under instruction .

The hospitalised guy has an enemy, and it's not the would be assassin.

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Wtf??

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DaDudeSep. 8  05:06 pm JST

“Glad he survived, unharmed. “

Even if he won’t die from the injuries, if he needs to recover from them I wouldn’t consider that “unharmed”.

“victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said, adding they will wait until the victim recovers before questioning him”

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Well this was the ideal location. The victim did not have to travel far for medical treatment.

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