Two male police officers sustained serious injuries after being stabbed by a man in inis 30s in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Sunday night.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:40 p.m. when the two policemen visited a home in Kanazawa City to investigate a traffic offense. They had called in advance to let him know they were coming, police officials said.
During questioning, the man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the two officers, one inside the house and the other outside during a struggle. A male relative of the suspect who tried to intervene was also stabbed.
The suspect dropped the knife and then fled in a car, but was stopped an hour later about 50 kilometers away by a police patrol. Police said he has been charged with attempted murder.
The two officers, aged 35 and 40, were rushed to a hospital where they were treated for serious injuries to their faces and arms.
Police said that when the suspect was caught, he was speaking incoherently.© Japan Today