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Woman attacks 2 passengers with blunt instrument on train in Yokohama

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"...the police said, adding they suspect the weapon used was a hammer."

There are all kinds of hammers, including quite light ones for fine work. If the police think it was a hammer, then more than likely it was. Anyway the two unrelated victims later got off at different stations, and presumably the perp got off at an even earlier stop. Were they all together for some time until the train stopped...? Not much detail in this article.

I hope they catch her before she does this again.

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These are some stressful holidays

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I was on that same line a few days ago. It’s hard to believe.

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The victims could have protected themselves if they had a jar of hot-sauce or a bright flashlight with them in a backpack.

Actually, I was joking. A jar of hot-sauce or some stupid flashlight isn't going to help. LOL

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There's a few here I wish she'd hit.

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"it's pathetic that nobody did anything, and allowed the women to just walk off."

but if a base peep ... did it ... they would be up in arms, all over the archipelago calling for a mass protest again....

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Hoping no copycat after this news?

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Were they the only 2 passengers on the train, or did everyone else just 'mind their own business' and 'not want to get involved'?

Presuming there was at least one other passenger on the train, it's pathetic that nobody did anything, and allowed the women to just walk off.

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I've seen private security guards on private trains recently.

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I’m not surprised she got away clean. We all know how tricky these little old ladies can be.

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Slight head injuries means it wasn't a hammer I have seen somebody hit with one of them and it caused major injuries... most likely the hard end of a small push in umbrella.

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Lewis Clarke,

I wonder what would happen to the brave soul who ends up fighting back and kills one of these mentally I’ll individuals.

as long as they satisfy the legal requirements for self-defence -reasonable force, imminent threat to life and so on - they should be ok. disclosure; am not a lawyer. obviously.

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You mean to tell me that carrying a knife is prohibited but carrying blunt instruments is perfectly fine.

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So nobody tried to take the hammer from the borderline elderly woman? Sheesh.

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Once again, seems more reliance on actual police presence on the trains and less on surveillance footage ‘after the fact’ would truly demonstrate the government’s sincerity on the importance of proactive measures to prevent & curtail these crimes. Remember this: 

Nov 17, 2021: - https://japantoday.com/category/crime/police-step-up-patrols-at-train-stations

When ‘exactly’ is this going to start ?

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Sorry @Avenger 12:07am but that’s not good until after someone is grievously injured or dead.

@The Avenger 12:07pm: “They should install security cameras in the trains.” -

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They should install security cameras in the trains.

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The victims could have protected themselves if they had a jar of hot-sauce or a bright flashlight with them in a backpack.

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... by a man dressed as Batman villain the Joker ...

This guy was dressed as Kila from Jojo's bizzare adventure. Get your facts right News !

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Did the authorities find the hammer?

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"There are many antisocial and unhinged people walking around out there and the smallest thing could set them off"

Like that nutcrack who short circuited in the restaurant by putting his leg across on the next stool, and later claimed it was his "last supper" as they hauled him off to j-jail.

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I take that line a lot and it's usually quiet but you still need to be vigilant. There are many antisocial and unhinged people walking around out there and the smallest thing could set them off. I don't care how safe they say this country is, or any country for that matter, I always have my eyes peeled and now they'll be extra peeled.

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@Lewis Clarke

"I wonder what would happen to the brave soul who ends up fighting back and kills one of these mentally I’ll individuals."

in most cases themz nabsters would throw the book at em, In j-land you are expected to get beat down, and somehow be able to notify "themz" any retaliation is not allowed only run for your life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFfJlU5ddeo

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The fact that the 60's woman could fled the scene without anyone stopping is just ridiculous.

Everyone becomes conveniently blind when they're on the train here. Heads tucked to their chests staring blankly at their phones like zoned out zombies. I hardly ever see anyone offer their seats to those who need it. It's a tad sad.

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A woman in 60ies, still at large after an assault on a public transport...This is a joke.

Goes to show how useless surveillance is at stations and on trains. And people need to try helping each other, be more observing. We are not robots, ffs

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Seesaw7Today  09:15 am JST

The public in Japan does not want to get involved.

"I scratch nobody's back, nobody scratch my back."

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"they suspect the weapon used was a hammer."

must have been "hammer time"

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@Seesaw

The public in Japan does not want to get involved.

UNLESS:

*Eizaburo Fukushima, claims to have seen the man shoplifting at a supermarket at around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The incident unfolded in the supermarket parking lot after *Fukushima followed the man out of the store and accused him of stealing

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Maybe she really wanted to sit down.

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The public in Japan does not want to get involved.

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The official police report ‘suspects’ it was a “hammer”, why doesn’t the headline? - It’s easier for someone to come forward and say if they ‘saw a woman, 60’s, walking in & out of the station with a hammer’.

- “The perpetrator [woman] fled following the attack, 2 p.m., Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line bound for Shonandai Station, remains on the run, adding they suspect the weapon used was a hammer.” -

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The fact that the 60's woman could fled the scene without anyone stopping is just ridiculous. 

Most people probably had their heads down looking at their phones

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The fact that the 60's woman could fled the scene without anyone stopping is just ridiculous. Unless people willing to stand up for others and come to others aid, these kind of daring attacks will just keep happening.

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What if someone get attacked in the Sakihan tunnel, where you are about 22 miles from the exit underwater, while in the train

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The victims reported to the police after getting off the train at different stations.

So no one around wanted to step in and ask if they were alright?

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They were probably sitting in the elderly reserved seats on the train and didn't get up for her so she hit them with her umbrella.

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if it was a blunt instrument, this surely isn’t headline news. 

Why’s that? Considering a blunt instrument could be a hammer, baseball bat, glass bottle etc, that seems worthy of headline news to me.

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if it was a blunt instrument, this surely isn’t headline news. Rather, it is possibly trying to make a link between that last joker idiot, and the narrative that Tokyo trains are dangerous, which they are not at all, in my experience of trains the world over.

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A 150 cm woman attacking 2 women on a train... Now I've seen everything!

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