Monday, June 9, 2008

Japan: Mass Killing with Knife

A man in Japan committed a mass stabbing leaving 7 dead & 10 wounded, the attack was ultimately stopped by a Police Officer with a gun. Will Japan ban knives next?

. . . "The suspect told police that he came to Akihabara to kill people," said Jiro Akaogi, a spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.

"He said he was tired of life. He said he was sick of everything," Akaogi said.

The violence began when the man crashed a rented, two-ton truck into pedestrians. He then jumped out and began stabbing the people he had knocked down with the truck before turning on horrified onlookers, police said . . .

. . .the suspect dropped his knife after police threatened to shoot him . . .
Video of news story here.

H/T to Sebastian.

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