Police in Nagoya said Sunday they have arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a man and his wife at a community center.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nodate Community Center in Atsuta Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said the suspect, Michio Maeda, stabbed the 54-year-old man in both shoulders and then stabbed his 49-year-old wife in the abdomen, using a knife with a 15-cm-long blade.
Maeda was subdued by other people at the center until police arrived.
The victims were taken to hospital. Police said Sunday their wounds were not life-threatening.
Police said Maeda, who came into the center from outside, did not know the victims and apparently stabbed them at random. He was quoted as saying he got irritated because the music and singing coming from the community center has been too loud recently and it irritated him.
There were around 30 people, including children, in the center at the time of the incident.© Japan Today