Police in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he drove his car into six people early Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. after the suspect got into an argument with a group of men and women at a karaoke lounge, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police said Kyohei Nakano, a construction worker from Sakuragawa City in Ibaraki Prefecture, drove his vehicle down a sidewalk, hitting six people aged between 22 and 26. A 26-year-old woman was seriously injured and suffered a fracture to her left leg, while the remaining five victims sustained minor injuries.
Police said that two of the group were friends of Nakano, and the remaining four were part of a separate group of nine friends. Nakano and three friends and the other group got into a heated argument at the karaoke lounge and continued quarreling outside the building, before Nakano got into his car.
Police did not say what the argument was about and said Nakano has denied any intent to kill.© Japan Today