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Woman hit with hammer by man outside her home


Police are looking for a man who seriously injured a 70-year-old woman with a hammer in Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred just after 9 a.m. Fuji TV reported that the woman was leaving her home on a bicycle when a man suddenly approached her from behind and started hitting her on the head with a hammer, without saying a word.

After putting up a fight, the woman managed to seize the hammer and called out for help from a neighbor as the man fled.

Police said the woman suffered a fracture to her skull, but her condition was stable on Wednesday.

The assailant is described as being in his 20s, and was wearing a white face mask and brown jacket.

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I am as disgusted by child porn as anyone, but I think censoring drawings is a tricky concept. Where do you draw the line where a drawing becomes an image? Are we going to censor stick figures? Haven´t seen the images in question though, I assume they are probably life like. Still, not as clear cut as some here assume.

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What kind of hammer?

The ones that you use to hammer ANYTHING but humans! duh

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Hopefully the woman is going to make a complete recovery. It is quite disturbing one has to always look over their shoulders simply because they want to go on a leisurely bicycle ride or a walk. This makes absolutely no sense why someone would commit this kind of callous brutality and for no reason!!!

It is a complete shock that this kind of incident could ever occur in Japan. I thought Japan was one of the safest countries in the world on the same scale as Singapore and Mainland China where one does not ever have to worry about looking over their shoulders 24/7 regardless of age, gender, height, builder etc. like in many western countries. Hopefully they will catch this individual soon and throw away the keys for eternity.

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After putting up a fight, the woman managed to seize the hammer

Wow, she is tough. And at 70!

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Was a small hammer because on blow norally kills you.

Tough obachan indeed.

Wish her good and quick recovery but I doubt she will not feel a trauma for the rest of her life.

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Gettimg worse out there, scary.

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Osaka obachans are made of tough stuff. Fighting off a 20 year old with a hammer.

Hope she recovers okay and hope they find the reprobate responsible.

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What kind of hammer?

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White face masks are sure in the news today!

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What's the bet it's another, "I just wanted to kill someone" loony?

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That's a tough obachan. I hope they catch the loony soon.

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Great for the 70yr to fight back as a victim, wish more would fight back to protect themselves.

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"The assailant is described as being in his 20s, and was wearing a white face mask and brown jacket."

Well that narrows it down for us.

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