Tag - stabbings



A convenience store in Sapporo, where a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing three people on Sunday morning
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2024
One dead after stabbing at convenience store in Sapporo
Police arrested the suspected assailant at the scene of the crime in the city's Kita Ward.
The burned down house in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, where Yuki Endo fatally stabbed the father and mother of an acquaintance in 2021.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2024
Death sentence finalized for man over 2021 murder committed as minor
The defense team for Yuki Endo filed an appeal at the deadline Thursday, but the defendant withdrew it later in the day, the Kofu District Court said.
A police officer examines the area around a house in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Friday after the bodies of a couple with stab wounds were found in the house.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 23, 2024
Filipino man arrested over bodies found under Tokyo home
He appears to be an acquaintance of the former girlfriend of the deceased couple's son, the police said.
The gallery and judges for the trial of Yuki Endo over a 2021 murder case, in Kofu District Court in Yamanashi Prefecture on Thursday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2024
In first, 'specified juvenile' handed death sentence over Kofu murder
It is the first time a defendant age 18 or 19 at the time of a crime has been given the death penalty following the lowering of the age of adulthood.
Emergency personnel tend to an injured passenger on a Yamanote Line platform at JR Akihabara Station in Tokyo on Wednesday night.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 4, 2024
Woman held after allegedly slashing passengers on Tokyo train
Police said she was apparently unknown to those she attacked.
A man who identified himself as Haruki Soga is taken to a police station in Nagoya on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2023
Man arrested for alleged fatal stabbing of woman in Nagoya
Police received a phone call around 11:20 a.m., in which the caller said "I killed a person" at a karaoke facility near JR Nagoya Station.
A 74-year-old man has been arrested in Tokyo for allegedly attacking and cutting off his octogenarian neighbor's left ear with a knife, police said Saturday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 9, 2023
Man arrested for cutting off elderly neighbor's ear in Tokyo
The suspect admitted to the attack, telling police he did it because she "was noisy."
The Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, where Derek Chauvin was being held. An inmate has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing Chauvin 22 times last week.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 2, 2023
Inmate charged after George Floyd's killer stabbed 22 times
The complaint charges John Turscak, 52, with stabbing former police officer Derek Chauvin about 22 times "with an improvised knife"
Kanagawa Prefectural Police officers examine an area outside the K-Arena Yokohama facility in Yokohama on Thursday.
Nov 27, 2023
Woman in suspected knife attack confesses to stabbing herself
The woman's injuries were minor, and she has already been released from the hospital, police have said.
A photo supplied by a witness shows police officers investigating a site near the K-Arena Yokohama music venue in Yokohama after a woman was stabbed on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
Woman stabbed at music venue in Yokohama
The woman was taken to a hospital and is believed to be seriously injured.
The crime scene following a stabbing near the University of Tokyo in January 2022
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2023
19-year-old gets prison term for stabbings near University of Tokyo
He was given an indeterminate sentence of six to 10 years for attacking two senior high school students and an elderly man.
Police examine the area near an apartment complex in Osaka where a woman was injured and a knife-carrying man was shot by an officer on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2023
Knife-wielding man shot by police in Osaka after attack
The man was shot while wielding two kitchen knives in the wake of an altercation at an apartment building in which a woman was injured.
The Tokyo District Court
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2023
American man found not guilty over killing of wife at Tokyo courthouse
The ruling said the man couldn’t be held accountable because he was suffering from schizophrenia when he killed his wife in 2019.
A screen grab obtained from a social media video shows the scene of the stabbing of an Israeli Embassy staff member, in Beijing on Friday.
Oct 14, 2023
Israeli Embassy employee attacked with knife in Beijing
A 50-year-old male relative of an Israeli diplomat was stabbed by another foreign national outside a supermarket in Beijing, authorities said.
Bouquets lay against a gate leading to the nursery where one of the Thailand's worst-ever mass killings occurred in October 2022.
Oct 3, 2023
Bereaved families endure memory of Thai nursery massacre
On Oct. 6, 2022, an ex-police officer forced his way into a nursery in Thailand, killing 12 adults and 24 children.
A 14-year-old girl living in the town of Oharu, Aichi Prefecture, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stabbing her mother, who was later confirmed dead.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 6, 2023
14-year-old girl arrested over alleged fatal stabbing of mother
The daughter, a junior high school student living in the town of Oharu, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
The house of Runa Tamura and her parents in Sapporo where a severed head was discovered
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2023
Sapporo hotel murder suspects to face psychiatric tests
Runa Tamura, 29, and her parents, will be detained for six months from Monday through Feb. 28 for tests.
Runa Tamura (center) enters the Hokkaido Prefectural Police headquarters on July 24.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 18, 2023
Police seize 20 blades from home of suspects in Sapporo beheading
Some of the confiscated blades were found in Runa's room, according to sources.
Runa Tamura is taken from the Hokkaido Prefectural Police headquarters in the city to be referred to prosecutors on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 16, 2023
Woman and parents sent to prosecutors over Sapporo hotel murder
Authorities believe that Runa Tamura was the only one present at the crime scene, while her parents are suspected of being accomplices.
Runa Tamura (center), a suspect in a case involving a man found decapitated in a hotel in Sapporo, is taken from the Hokkaido Prefectural Police headquarters in the city to be referred to prosecutors on July 25.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 14, 2023
Family arrested for murder of decapitated man in Sapporo hotel
Runa Tamura and her father and mother, Osamu and Hiroko, were first arrested on July 24 on suspicion of mutilating and abandoning a corpse.


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