Three people were stabbed in a drunken brawl in front of Nishi-Kawaguchi Station in Saitama Prefecture, police said Monday.
The incident began at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, when a group of around 10 non-Japanese, believed to be of Asian extraction, became embroiled in an argument with a group of Japanese people in front of the station, Fuji TV quoted police as saying. The quarrel escalated into a fight in which one of the non-Japanese group allegedly injured three of the Japanese with a bladed weapon. Police arrested several of the brawlers.
According to police, both groups are believed to have been drinking alcohol at the time of the incident.
The injured trio were taken to hospital for treatment where doctors said their lives were not in danger.© Japan Today