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Posted by Shiso TH STAFF Sunday, May 25, 2014

AKB48's Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna slashed at a handshake event in Iwate

AKB48, Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna
It was reported that there was an injury case during AKB48's handshake event held at Iwate Industrial Culture Center Apio on May 25, and members Kawaei RinaIriyama Anna, and a staff member were injured.

According to the source, all three individuals injured on their hands, and transported to a hospital. It is unknown how serious their injuries are, but they are all conscious, and it does not seem to be life-threatening.

The sponsor explained it was around 5:00 pm when they called police and stated that 'a man with an edged tool went on a rampage.'

Iwate Prefectural Police arrested the man on suspicion of attempted murder, and they said, "The man suddenly attacked them with a saw." According to NHK's report, it was a 24-year-old man from Towada, Iwate, and he accepted the charge.

The handshake event began at 1:00 pm, and many members were in attendance. However, they did not make a possession check of visitors during their entrance.

Source & Image: Nikkan Sports
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