Police in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his former girlfriend.
Police said that Goki Yoshimoto, a company employee, is accused of slashing his former girlfriend, who is in her 30s, several times in the face at her home at around 9:26 p.m. on Friday, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported.
Police saids the woman’s father came to her apartment for a visit and heard her scream. He saw Yoshimoto run from the apartment and called police. Yoshimoto was detained a short time later not far from the apartment building. He was quoted by police as saying he had argued with the woman and used a knife from her kitchen.
The woman was taken to hospital, police said Saturday, adding that her wounds are not life-threatening.© Japan Today