Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his 59-year-old common-law wife.
According to police, Masakatsu Matsumoto stabbed the woman, whose name has not been released, in the back on the street outside their home at around 10:20 p.m. on March 27, Fuji TV reported. The woman was able run to a nearby apartment building and seek help.
Police said the victim was taken to hospital where doctors said that her life was not in danger. Police said Matsumoto’s whereabouts were unknown until early Tuesday when he was found in Fukushima Prefecture. They said he has denied the charge.
Police said the woman had consulted them once before about domestic abuse by Matsumoto and that they had issued him a warning.© Japan Today