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Knife-Wielding Doctor Apprehended After Standoff

In a shocking late-night ordeal, a self-proclaimed doctor transformed a tranquil neighborhood clinic in Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, into a fortress of fear. The suspect, 50-year-old Ryuichirou Maeda, armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself inside the clinic, igniting a tense standoff that lasted a nerve-racking three and a half hours.

As the clock struck midnight, brave law enforcement officers made their move. They stormed the clinic, confronting the man head-on. He was arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers in the performance of their duties after reportedly threatening an officer with his weapon.

In an eerie statement, he claimed, “I may have threatened someone with a blade. I’m tired and can’t remember.” As the news spread, the normally peaceful streets were filled with police vehicles and a discernible sense of unrest permeated the air. Source: NHK

Knife-Wielding Doctor Apprehended After Standoff

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Published: May 29, 2023 / Last Updated: May 29, 2023

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