Police in Iida, Nagano Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of slashing four family members at their home.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. TV Asahi reported that the suspect, identified as Osamu Motojima, lives in the house with his 69-year-old wife, their son, his 37-year-old wife and their two daughters aged 3 years and 7 months.
Police said they received a call from Motojima's wife reporting the attack. Police rushed to the scene and found Motojima's wife, his daughter-in-law and two granddaughters bleeding from knife wounds to their arms, hands and fingers.
The four were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
Police said Motojima has admitted to the crime but has so far given no motive.© Japan Today