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Stalkers: When Affection Turns to Rage

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
May 26, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Tomohiro Iwazaki, 27, in Tokyo on May 23, 2016, after being arrested for stabbing Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita, whom he had allegedly stalked.
Tomohiro Iwazaki, 27, in Tokyo on May 23, 2016, after being arrested for stabbing Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita, whom he had allegedly stalked.
(JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

In almost every case where a mentally disturbed individual has attacked a celebrity, the attacker has made prior contact with the eventual target, quite often extensively -- providing ample warning signs. When those warning signs are ignored, the results can be devastating....

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