Woman arrested for stabbing man at Kanazawa department store


Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, have arrested a 68-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed a man in his 50s in a department store on Thursday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 p.m. in the book section in the basement first floor of Kanazawa M’Za department store, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, Kiko Ota, stabbed the man in the back with a 15-cm-long knife.

Store staff detained the woman until police arrived. Police said the man was taken to hospital and that his wound was not life-threatening.

Police said Ota and the man did not know each other and that the woman apparently stabbed him at random. However, she has denied intent to kill, police said.

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It must be the summer heat?

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She stabbed him with a knife but there was no intent to kill. Some people are just evil.

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Why was she carrying a knife anyway? Not the usual I just wanted to see what it was like to kill someone? Lock up her up.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Whatever that crazy beast all comes through with, but at least the 15cm knife’s length is not allowed in public.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

"It must be the summer heat?"

some say perhaps its the 5,000 daily COVID cases.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

After 68 years this is what her life culminated to... Her purpose in life? Revenge for her previous life?

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Either she wants to be sent to prison or there are some serious mental health problems affecting this old biddy.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

She shall be sent to the nick.

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She’s a real loon. Definitely send her to the slammer. With a long knife, I’m sure there was some intent to kill. Who is she fooling?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

What the HELL is this??

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Likely a case for a psychiatrist. Something is wrong inside the brain of this woman. Mentally seriously disturbed.

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At a bar I overhead someone talking about a "biddy" trying to instigate a confrontation inside a burger joint with careful, as my Japanese wife said, some are on the brink of total breakdown during this season.

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