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Woman arrested for carrying 2 knives says she was planning to stab parents

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Kanagawa prefectural police have arrested a 37-year-old unemployed woman from Tokyo’s Nakano Ward for violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law. Ai Inagawa was arrested at around 7:50 a.m. on Saturday by officers from Tama Police Station for carrying two knives with blades measuring 18 centimeters, Sankei Shimbun reported.

According to police reports, Inagawa, who lives in Tokyo with her husband and child, is believed to have visited her parents’ home in Kawasaki City’s Nakahara Ward in the early hours of Saturday. A fire broke out at around 4 a.m. and the house was destroyed. Inagawa’s father, 70, mother, 72, and brother, 40, managed to get out and were taken to hospital.

Police said Inagawa was not found at the scene of the fire. After her husband reported her missing, police called Inagawa’s mobile number, and they agreed to meet at a police box in front of Noborito Station. There, it was discovered that she was carrying two kitchen knives, leading to her arrest. She also said she had been planning to stab her parents. They are also questioning her about whether she started the fire.

Police said the parents told them that their daughter was mentally unstable.

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What a nightmare for the family. ‘Care in the community’ sounds fine, but this woman needs custodial care (treatment) until she can be trusted not to harm anyone.

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Police said the parents told them that their daughter is mentally unstable.

The story hints that she also caused the fire so there must be a reason why she hated her parents so much. Yes, she may have been mentally unstable as her parents say, or her parents may have been.

As with most articles here, there is almost zero context or background analysis.. it’s just a few basic facts given and there is a lot more to it.

Since she has a husband and child, why does the article refer to her as being unemployed rather than being a housewife or stay-at-home mom?

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Police said the parents told them that their daughter is mentally unstable.

I’d say that was a given.

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Good on the police for preventing a potential tragedy. Another unhinged lunatic wanting to violently kill their old parents.

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Unstable? That's an under-statement!

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Mrheisei, she's unemployed because contrary to what many want you to believe, a stay at home mother or housewife isn't a profession or job.

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These kinds of tragic issues do not need to be published.

What is that for?

Will it prevent other tragic situations? Obviously not!

Will it generate clicks? Obviously yes!

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After her husband reported her missing, police called Inagawa’s mobile number, and they agreed to meet at a police box in front of Noborito Station

Weird story. She went to the house to stab her parents but started a fire instead (?) The husband reports her as missing so the cops call her mobile and she answers. How long was she missing? Usual cops don't search so quickly, unless they tied her to the fire. Did the husband try to call her?

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Usually...

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She went to the house to stab her parents but started a fire instead

Even a nut can realize that people may not die in the fire. She may have planned to stab them as they came out and chickened out, or was planning to get them at the hospital.

there must be a reason why she hated her parents so much.

I don't generally put random, imagined events or crazy feelings in the box called "reasons", so in fact, there may be no reason at all.

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This sounds like a woman in the throes of delusion/psychosis.

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in fact, there may be no reason at all.

There will always be a reason, but that reason may be one that was entirely made up in the lady's psychosis.

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Police said the parents told them that their daughter was mentally unstable.

Well isn't that the understatement of the century?

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