An elderly woman and her son were found stabbed in their apartment block in Kawasaki on Wednesday night, police said Thursday. Takayuki Yamamoto, 44, and his mother, Hama Yamamoto, 78, were found bleeding on the stairwell of their building in Saiwai Ward after an emergency call was made to police. The pair were taken to hospital where Takayuki was treated for serious injuries to his abdomen. Hama sustained minor injuries to her face.
Police have arrested Katsuo Madarame, 58, a neighbor of the Yamamotos, in connection with the stabbings. According to police, Madarame has confessed to stabbing the pair, with whom he was acquainted.© News reports