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3 hurt when Japan pop group AKB48
attacked by saw-wielding man at fan event

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 5/26/2014 11:43:10 AM

Tokyo - Japan´s hugely popular pop group AKB48 canceled fan events Monday after a saw-wielding man attacked two members and a staffer, shocking the nation and raising questions over their security. The two women and the male staffer who tried to stop the attack Sunday at a fan event in northern Japan suffered hand and head injuries, but are recovering, police and the group´s blog say. The attack on a wildly popular group whose members are dubbed "idols that you can meet" because of their approachable fan services has rattled people in a nation known for its safety levels. The news

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I blame the Japanese Saw-Enthusiasts Association.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 5/26/2014 11:53:01 AM     (No. 9862366)

He was so anxious to see them he thought he would cut the line to get closer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 5/26/2014 12:13:49 PM     (No. 9862400)

I predicted this back in the 90s when I saw the band BR549.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/26/2014 2:09:40 PM     (No. 9862529)

maybe too much MD2020...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mackrand, 5/26/2014 2:39:33 PM     (No. 9862559)

Hugely popular is a wild understatement here. This attacker will find to his dismay that narcissism/mental imbalance is not an excuse to go "sawing" up representatives of a national icon. The Japanese are known for their adherence to the law of cause and effect and the principle of karma. This freak of nature will find that the long arm of karma extends over many lifetimes. He is to be pitied. He had no compassion and none will be shown in this affair.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 5/26/2014 2:43:26 PM     (No. 9862560)

Was it a semi-automatic assault machine saw?

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