A man died and a woman was seriously injured on Saturday after a man who used to be in a relationship with the woman turned up at her apartment in Utsunomiya City and stabbed the pair before fleeing, police said Sunday.
Police have put Takashi Tsuchida, 52, of unknown address and occupation, on a nationwide wanted list on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He is suspected of stabbing Noryo Inoue, 37, in the chest and then cutting his former lover, Kiyomi Kawamura, 37, on her face and arms on Saturday morning. Police said several knives were left at the scene.
The woman told police that she met Tsuchida in the bar where she worked with Inoue, and had been seeing Tsuchida until December last year. She said Tsuchida continued to frequent the bar in January and February. She said that he suddenly turned up at her apartment on Saturday morning and was angry.© News reports