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Man arrested for stabbing woman near train station in Tokyo

A 52-year-old unemployed man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 73-year-old woman near JR Kita-Senju Station in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Fuji TV reported that the man, wearing an orange shirt, was loitering near the west entrance of the station when he suddenly stabbed the woman in the back. The victim was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for serious injuries which will require two months to heal, doctors said.
Police rushed from the station koban (police box) and subdued the man. He was quoted as saying, “I thought if I killed someone, the police would come and arrest me.”
Police said the man and the victim did not know each other.


© Japan Today
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