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Attempted Homicide in Fukuoka’s Quiet Residential Area?

In Fukuoka City’s Nishi Ward, a man in his twenties reported a surprise stabbing incident while he was on his way to work on the morning of the 25th. He had been wounded in his waist area and the police are now conducting investigations on the possibility of attempted homicide.

The report was made around 8:20 am while the man was walking on the streets of Imajuku in the Nishi Ward. He described that he had felt an impact akin to being struck or kicked and, upon inspecting his back, found blood. The victim, a 28-year-old nursing assistant residing in Nishi Ward, was injured with what appeared to be a bladed weapon. However, the injury was minor.

In his statement to the police, he explained that he was stabbed from behind and the assailant had fled. The police are currently gathering detailed accounts of the incident, including the perpetrator’s description and the circumstances at the time, along with any potential witness information.

The site of the incident was a residential area approximately 700 meters northwest from Imajuku Station on the JR Chikuhi Line in Nishi Ward. A local man in his sixties, residing about 500 meters from the site, expressed his surprise at the unprecedented nature of such an event in this usually quiet residential area, which he had lived in for over 35 years.

Nearby, at a local elementary school, concerned parents arrived at the school gates to pick up their children in the afternoon of the 25th. Teachers and guardians stood watch on the school route, bearing yellow flags as a precaution. One flag-bearing teacher confirmed that everyone had returned safely. The local police also intensified their patrols, with patrol cars equipped with rotating blue lights touring the area. Source: NHK

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Published: May 26, 2023 / Last Updated: May 26, 2023

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