Police in Niigata City have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed two upstairs neighbors.
According to police, the incident occurred at an apartment building in Chuo Ward at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Osamu Daichi, attacked the two victims, a 52-year-old man and 61-year-old man, in front of the apartment’s shared bathroom on the second floor. The two men suffered multiple stab wounds to their stomach and back, but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
Police said Daichi, who has admitted to the charge, used a fruit knife to stab the 52-year-old man first and when the second man heard the commotion and came out into the corridor, he, too was stabbed. Daichi then left to the building and went to a nearby shop from where he called the police.
Police said a noise dispute apparently led to the incident.© Japan Today