A 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning after he allegedly stabbed a police officer in the back on a street in Kyoto.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Hiroyuki Okamoto, a resident of Settsu in Osaka, stabbed the 23-year-old officer at about 1:30 a.m. in Shimogyo Ward. The officer, who was wearing a protective vest, did not suffer any injuries in the attack, police said.
The officer was quoted as saying that he noticed the suspect loitering and asked him his name and occupation, Fuji TV reported. At that point, Okamoto produced a knife with a 16-cm-long blade and stabbed the officer. Another police officer, who was nearby, rushed to lend assistance and restrained Okamoto.
Okamoto was quoted as saying that he just wanted to kill someone, even a police officer, Fuji TV reported.© Japan Today