Four Japanese Busted for Copycat Stabbing Threats

Warnings followed stabbings by crazed attacker
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2008 8:50 AM CDT
Two men offer prayer for victims of a knifing rampage in which seven people were stabbed to death in Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district.   (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)
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(Newser) – Threats of copycat violence posted on Japanese websites have led to four arrests in the wake of seven fatal stabbings in Tokyo this month by a crazed attacker, AP reports. “I'm going to do it, too. I’m going to kill 100 people,” wrote one man. Last week's killings, in which a man drove a truck into a crowd before stabbing bystanders, followed warnings he had posted on the Internet.