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Pedestrian attacked by sword-wielding man in Kanagawa

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Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, are looking for man who attacked a pedestrian with a sword on Monday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:50 p.m. Kyodo News reported that a passerby called 110 and said a man was bleeding from a head wound after having been attacked on the street by another man wielding a sword.

The victim, who is in his 50s, was taken to hospital where doctors said his head wounds were not life-threatening. Police said he told them that he cut himself with a knife, though no knife was found.

The male suspect fled the scene. Police are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify him. They are also questioning the victim about his relationship with the assailant.

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They are also questioning the victim about his relationship with the assailant.

I can help them with this. Probably not a very friendly relationship would be my guess.

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Your friendly neighborhood Yak syndicate will make sure this case disappears from public view.

The victim is already preparing his Frankie Pentangeli report.

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Attacked with a sword, gave some made-up story to the cops, what Derek said. The guy is still alive, so probably a "friendly warning".

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Someone irked the neighborhood yak....

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Samurai warriors

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Oh another knife attack, this will not be the last one! As people get fed up with covid and loss of incomes we will read about many more.

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They are also questioning the victim about his relationship with the assailant.

Seeing that he claims he cut himself, I would say there is quite a relationship. This was not random.

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Naturally we all imagine a long-bladed weapon here, but it is important to remember that until the length is verified it could even have been a Tanto short blade, not necessarily a ‘sword’.

They too are ‘Nihonto’, (traditional bladed weapons) (not fruit knives or kitchen knives), and popular with Y people.

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Unfortunate, but it's a much lesser evil than going out on the street with an assault rifle thanks to a stupid second amendment..

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Seems like a revenge attack. Wonder what he did to deserve it.

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Well, its in keeping with Kanagawa as an "historical town " in Japan

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You don't see actual swords in Japan very often usually they are Sabres like the katana.

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What would Chuck Norris have done?

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Gang member

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