Monday, August 20, 2012
More Boxcutter Action
Seoul police report a little excitement at one of the subway stations Saturday night, 18 Aug 12.
Seems a fellow with a box cutter
and insufficient supplies of cardboard went on a stabbing and slicing rampage at subway station. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the incident occurred outside of Seoul, South Korea and lasted 10 minutes. This one person cut and slashed 8 people before making his getaway. None of the injuries were fatal or life threatening. The police, it is reported, arrested a man running away from the station.
I was first surprised. I’m predisposed to think of Oriental countries as the home of martial arts, of empty-handed combat. Was there nobody with training who could take that blade away in one, two and done?!
And then I remembered how deadly a blade can be. Yes, even black belts will think twice about going up against a knife empty-handed.
We collect them, take pride in them and even feel some form of affection towards the knives in our collections. Isn’t it odd? They’re all killers’ tools.