Woman arrested for attempted murder after stabbing man at shrine


Police in Hiroshima have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a 39-year-old male acquaintance with a knife at a shrine. 

According to police, Shizuka Okazaki stabbed the man in the back on the premises of a shrine in Aki Ward at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Kyodo News reported. Okazaki fled the scene but was taken into custody on Tuesday night and charged on Wednesday.

Police said Okazaki has denied any intent to kill. The victim sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. He was quoted by police as saying he and Okazaki had gotten into an argument before the stabbing.

Shrine surveillance camera footage showed the man and Okazaki walking together prior to the attack.

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what an atrocious thing to do at a Holy place.

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Not sure how holy shrines are, but it does seem to be testing the favor of the gods to stab someone there.

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I wonder why it choose the Shrine to do the attack, maybe the place is isolated and without too many people that could intervene?

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There's intent there. A knife won't just appear during an argument!

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Shrine surveillance camera footage 

a sign of the times, even a sacred place needs surveillance.

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Good point, a knife at hand was because it was already mind set up to use it. Mental disorder and violence against another person, jail time and comunication to society is a must to all we normal people.

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a sign of the times, even a sacred place needs surveillance.

Because there are so many incidents of violence at shrines, right?

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