Woman employee stabbed in back at supermarket in Kawasaki


A 52-year-old woman was stabbed in the back, while at work at a supermarket in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Monday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. on Sunday at the supermarket in Miyamae Ward.

The suspect, identified as Yuki Yamagishi, 21, fled the scene, but was arrested after customers and shop employees chased her and caught her about 300 meters from the supermarket, Fuji TV reported.

The victim suffered serious injuries that will take two weeks to heal, police said.

Yamagishi was quoted by police as saying she stabbed the woman with a knife she carried, but has so far provided no motive for the crime, Fuji TV reported.

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After living in Japan for over 24 years I am now beginning to do something I have not done in a long time, developing my street smarts and watching what's going around me.

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Even female stabbers are popping out these days along with the male psychos.

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Knives kill and injures people also another nutter with a knife cutter!!

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Silly comments don't provide answers to questions that actually have no answer. Just hope the lady who was injured makes a full recovery, and that she isn't fearful for her safety in the future.

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GobshiteAug. 08, 2016 - 08:26PM JST His mother probably took away his Playstation, bless him.

She not he ...

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His mother probably took away his Playstation, bless him.

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Another, "I wanted to stab someone" no doubt.

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Stressed unemployed with no fixed address ...

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I wanted to see what it was like to stab somebody, but I wasn't trying to kill her

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Does the summer heat cause some people to go crazy with knives?

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Yet another one. It almost seems as if the nutters gets inspired by each other.

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