Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 07:41 EST
AMAGASAKI — A 41-year-old man was arrested Monday after storming into a Japanese language school with a knife and baseball bat and injuring a student, in Amagasaki, Hyogo. Police said the man barged into the school around 10:20 a.m., wielding a baseball bat, but fled the scene when staff took the bat away from him.
He came back shortly afterward, brandishing a knife, and smashed the glass door at the main entrance. He attacked a 22-year-old Chinese student who suffered cuts to his fingers.
Police were called and immediately arrested the man. Police said the man has been undergoing psychiatric treatement and has been to the language school on several occasions since last year, screaming unintelligible abuse at staff.
and on a related note about Japanese nutjobs....
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 16:45 EDT
TOKYO — A knife-wielding man stabbed three policemen in Sekimachi, Nerima Ward shortly after noon Thursday before being subdued, police said. One of the policemen was stabbed in the neck and listed in serious condition. The other two suffered cuts to the abdomen and face.
Police said they received a call from a man who said, "My son is running wild. He is carrying a knife." A witness said when several policemen arrived at the scene, a man wearing a short-sleeved shirt and underwear started attacking the policemen at around 12:30 p.m. Police said they surrounded the man and fired warning shots.