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Woman arrested for slashing shopping mall customer with sickle

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A 28-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she slashed a 24-year-old woman with a sickle in a store at a shopping mall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred in a store on the first floor of Lazona Kawasaki Plaza at around 3 p.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. The store was full of shoppers and the attacker apparently chose her victim at random, police said.

The woman slashed the victim in the head and wrists with the sickle and then ran out of the store. A store employee called police. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said her injuries were not serious.

The suspect, Maki Fujimoto, was found by police in a nearby toilet in the mall. She was quoted by police as saying she didn’t intend to kill anyone. Police said the two women did not know each other.

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Always be on guard. Nutcases everywhere in japan like this lunatic. And they’re on the loose, no one to keep watch of them or keep them indoors.

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@foreignbrotherhoodarmy

There are disturbed individuals in every country, not just Japan.

And they are not everywhere. Have lived here for over 20 years and have traveled extensively throughout my adopted homeland and somehow I have yet to come across these so called 'nutcases'.

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Bonkers!

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She was quoted by police as saying she didn’t intend to kill anyone

That's a switch on motive. They usually state they just wanted to kill someone.

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Woman arrested for slashing shopping mall customer with sickle

I was afraid this was going to happen.

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Mental disease, no doubt.

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The woman slashed the victim in the head and wrists with the sickle and then ran out of the store. A store employee called police. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said her injuries were not serious.

What a mad woman! Good thing the victim has narrowly escaped death. Give the mad woman stick!

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This girl must be tripping and thought she was the grim reaper from hell lol. I wonder what she was smoking lol

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@George Townes

Yeah, this story is in Kawasaki. Now follow me here

Slashing stories in Japan 2020: 29 Tokyo, 14, Osaka, 10 Yokohama, 8 Nagoya, 5 Kyoto, 5 Hiroshima, 5 Fukuoka, 4 Sapporo, 4 Kagoshima, 4 Kobe, 4 Miyazaki, 4 Gifu Prefecture, 3 Okinawa and these are just the ones reported. So, yes, EVEYWHERE.

"There are disturbed individuals in every country, not just Japan." - George Townes

Strawman, this is story on Japan, on Japan news site named Japan Today. So let's keep the talk to Japan.

Have a merry Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, and Festivus.

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@George Townes is right. This is nothing unique to Japan. But It's hard to believe in 20 years here you haven't seen any nutters. Must be walking around with your eyes closed. Thankfully I've never witnessed an actual event, but have seen plenty of people that look like they're ready to blow at any moment.

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A sickle! My image of a sickle might be totally off from theirs I hope.

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Metal detectors which customers walk by, can alert staff if anyone is carrying something like a weapon.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=-MHlX4e6ApHisAWZxo6ICg&q=walk+through+metal+detectors&oq=walk+through+metal+detectors&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjoRCC4QsQMQgwEQxwEQowIQkwI6CAgAELEDEIMBOg4ILhCxAxCDARDHARCjAjoICC4QsQMQgwE6CwgAELEDEIMBEMkDOgUIABCSAzoFCAAQsQM6CAguELEDEJMCOgsILhCxAxDHARCvAToFCC4QsQM6BQgAEMkDOgIILjoLCC4QsQMQyQMQkwI6BQguEJMCOgQIABAKUOozWLxpYLFsaABwAHgAgAGVAYgB-hiSAQQwLjI4mAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwiHluyX-ejtAhURMawKHRmjA6EQ4dUDCAw&uact=5#spf=1608892935100

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But It's hard to believe in 20 years here you haven't seen any nutters. Must be walking around with your eyes closed. Thankfully I've never witnessed an actual event, but have seen plenty of people that look like they're ready to blow at any moment.

So you haven't witnessed anything, by your own words. But you have looked at some handicapped people and labeled them "nutters".

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Probably influenced by all that hyperviolent anime that is so popular with the kids these days. Cant we all just get along like the peaceful world of Sazai san…?

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Always be on guard. Nutcases everywhere in japan like this lunatic. And they’re on the loose, no one to keep watch of them or keep them indoors.

This phenomena isn't limited to Japan. Take the USA, where mental health facilities released patients (in the mid-1970's) to community group homes until their funds, too, dried up. Now these patients live on the streets

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I’ve heard of prices being slashed, but people !?

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@Bobo

A sickle! My image of a sickle might be totally off from theirs I hope.

Ha. I thought the same thing at first, but I believe a sickle fits in one hand and is used for weeding yards while the scythe is the large one that the Grim Reaper carries around. Still, the small weeding tool can be pretty sharp. Ours sure is.

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@therougou

Don't put words in my mouth buddy. I know the difference between a mentally handicapped person and someone on the verge of a serious breakdown.

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Do the hustleDec. 25  05:58 pm JST

She was quoted by police as saying she didn’t intend to kill anyone

That's a switch on motive. They usually state they just wanted to kill someone.

Here in America you got zeros carrying concealed guns on them and the laws permit it. What's her excuse? Anybody carrying a weapon in public has criminal intent, period. At least she admitted it.

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