Hokkaido cops: Shopping center stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Suspect stabbed 4 women in a food specialty section of the mall

Outside the mall in Kushiro City where a stabbing attack left 1 woman dead and three others injured
Outside the mall in Kushiro City where a stabbing attack left 1 woman dead and three others injured

HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a man following a stabbing attack on Tuesday at a shopping center in Kushiro City that left one woman dead and three others injured, reports the NHK (June 21).

At approximately 3:15 p.m., a knife-wielding man, aged in his 30s, allegedly stabbed four women on the first floor of the Aeon Mall Kushiro Showa, located in the Showa Chuo area. The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where one, aged in her 70s, was confirmed dead.

After the attack, a security guard apprehended the man, who was subsequently charged with attempted murder by police.

According to management company Aeon Hokkaido, the incident took place in an area dedicated to specialty food stores. Of the four victims, one was an employee at a shop in the mall. In carrying out the attack, the suspect wielded a knife used to prepare fish.

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