Police in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he injured four people in a library with a knife.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Monday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Ryo Hirano, a resident of Fukushima Prefecture and a self-described part-time employee, entered the public library and became enraged after he was told by a library employee that he couldn't borrow any books because he resided in a different city.
Witnesses said Hirano took out a small pocket knife and stabbed two staff and two visitors. Another visitor called 110 and police rushed to the scene and arrested Hirano who had made no attempt to leave the building.
Police said the four sustained only light injuries.© Japan Today