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Woman arrested after threatening police officer with knife in Sendai koban


A 32-year-old unemployed woman was arrested after she threatened a police officer in a koban (police box) with a knife in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:25 p.m. Saturday at the koban in Aoba Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said that when the woman, later identified as Maki Aizawa, entered the koban, the knife was wrapped in a towel. She was subdued by police officers and no one was injured.

Police said she was rambling as she approached the officer and quoted her later as saying she wanted to be arrested.

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"she wanted to be arrested."

IMO: Unfortunate woman probably got driven to her wits end, and had no one fair and helping to turn to, in a repressive, boxed in , keg powder generating social atmosphere with a fastback to the gendarme.

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She is lucky it was here that she did this. I hope she gets the help she needs!

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She wanted to be arrested, Well she got what she wanted. Hope she enjoys it.

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Wow! Slipped straight through the cracks in the Japanese mental health care.

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"She is lucky it was here that she did this"

and they know that very well, that's why they do it here.

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"Woman arrested after threatening police officer with knife in Sendai koban"

Wow its getting pretty brazen these days...

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@do the hustle,

Japan has a mental health system? Weird! I didn't think they had one. I have been diagnosed with Mild Depression by U.S. When I went to a Dr. in Japan they said nothing was wrong with me. A family member of mine has some mental issues (She cant throw anything away, and has to keep everything, always full of stress for no reason, can't properly communicate thoughts/feelings, has depression)and when she went to the Dr, the Dr. just said nothing is wrong with you, your husband is the problem.

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"Wow its getting pretty brazen these days..."


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quoted her later as saying she wanted to be arrested.

Yeah, I could guess that from the headline. Looking for stable accommodation and food?

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Either unwell, or seeking to be taken into custody to get fed, clothed and somewhere to live over the winter.

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Probably did it for place to stay and free food.

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