Police said Saturday they have arrested a 59-year-old man who attacked his neighbour with a hatchet due to a noise complaint in Mitaka on Thursday night.
According to NTV, the suspect, identified as Yoshihisa Sakamoto, is alleged to have attacked his 26-year-old neighbor after becoming enraged at noise coming from his apartment at around 10 p.m.
Police said that Sakamoto, who is a carpenter by trade, climbed onto his neighbor's balcony, smashed a window and entered the apartment where he cut the man's leg with a hatchet.
The victim sustained an injury which doctors say will take two weeks to heal. Police said the weapon had a 17-centimeter blade, NTV reported.
Sakamoto was quoted by police as saying that his neighbor was always noisy and that he couldn't take it anymore, NTV reported.
Police are investigating whether complaints or altercations between the two had taken place prior to the attack.© Japan Today