Monday, January 07, 2008

Shinagawa Slasher

Another violent attack. Fortunately, nobody was killed. Fortunately, the criminal suspect did not use a firearm, but a knife. That's why this was not huge news. A mere stabbing which is unusual only because it was in public. Much more Japanese and much less foreign than using a firearm I suppose.

A 16-year-old high school boy armed with two kitchen knives slashed several people on a crowded shopping street in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on Saturday afternoon, injuring two and terrorizing dozens of new year shoppers near Togoshi Ginza Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line, police said...

Perhaps we can claim that his motives were foreign as no Japanese would think like this:

"I wanted to kill everybody. I did not care who they were," police quoted the youth as saying after his arrest.

Full story here.

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