Sunday, March 23, 2008

Mall Stabbings in Japan

One person was stabbed to death and at least seven others injured in a stabbing spree at a shopping mall in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, local media reported Sunday, March 23, 2008.

The 24-year-old man suspected of attacking the eight people with a knife was arrested, reported the Kyodo news agency. One of the victims was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.

The suspect was wanted for the earlier slaying of a 72-year-old man, police said.

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