Police in Ishikari, Hokkaido, have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his older brother by stabbing him with an ice pick.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:35 a.m. on Friday. Local media reported that the victim, Yutaka Takeuchi, who is in his 50s, called 110 and said that his younger brother Jun had stabbed him in the chest with an ice pick.
Police rushed to the house and arrested the suspect the scene. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said his wound was not life-threatening.
A neighbor said the suspect lived by himself and that his older brother had come to visit him for the Obon holidays.
Police said they are questioning the two bothers about the cause of the trouble between them.© Japan Today