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Woman in her 80s stabbed by man inside train station in Shimane Prefecture


Police in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a woman in her 80s inside JR Matsue Station.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Police said they received a call saying that a man with a knife had attacked a woman at the station.

Police rushed to the scene and detained the suspect, Seiichi Fudetani, who had already been subdued by five men in a building near the station. He had two knives on him at the time.

Police said he and the victim did not know each other and that Fudetani has given no motive for the attack.

The woman was taken to hospital where police said Sunday she was in a stable condition.

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What is wrong with people. Out of all the people at the station he targets a person who is a) a woman and b) elderly. Says a lot about the perpetrator. Poor woman.

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I'll be sure to take my cane from now whenever I go out. Better a cane than being completely unarmed when there are individuals like this about.

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As the new year unfolds, we should be careful (from these kind of psychopaths) especially in the train stations and in public places..

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Another cowardly random stabbing in Safety Japan. I'm pretty sure an 80 year old lady is not gonna fight back. Where's the 'I just wanted to kill someone" motive?

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Stabbing a grandma who is waiting for the train. Easiest target and the most vulnerable. That is just low.

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"be careful (from these kind of psychopaths) especially in the train stations and in public places.."

and the weird thing about it is, they can roam in and out, up and down, peer around corners, stalk, loiter, slip through the cracks, move under the j-radar, ignored, no matter how loony, funky, dusty, scummy "these kind of psychopaths" scheme. (cont...to watch the news)

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What a cowardly eunuch.

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It's amazing that 5 people stepped up to subdue him.

Unlike what you see in movies, even for a trained martial artists, anyone with a knife is extremely dangerous.

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There needs to be an awareness for mental health. Many people are sick and need help. This perpetrator must also be mentally disturbed.

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