Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he hit a resident of his apartment building on the head with a hammer.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported that a man called 110, saying that his younger brother had been attacked with a hammer by a man who lives downstairs.
Police rushed to the scene and found the victim collapsed in his apartment, bleeding from a head injury. He was taken to hospital, where doctors said his injury was not life-threatening.
Police said the suspect, Nichizo Nishihara, who lives in the apartment below the victim, has admitted to the charge. Other residents said Nishihara and the victim had often quarreled about noise coming from each other’s apartment.© Japan Today