Police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing to death his two teenage children at their home in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Masamichi Nakasone, a company employee, called 110 at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and reported that he had stabbed his two children to death. Fuji TV reported that emergency services and police rushed to the scene and found the two children -- his 17 year-old daughter Haruka and his 13-year-old son Masaya -- bleeding from stab wounds. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Police said Nakasone was found with stab wounds to his stomach and believe he tried to commit suicide. He is in a stable condition in hospital, Fuji quoted police as saying.
Nakasone was recently separated from his wife and looking after their two children. His boss at work was quoted as saying he had not appeared well recently and was stressed out, while a neighbor said that he seemed to be a wonderful father.
Police said they will wait for Nakasone to recover before questioning him.© Japan Today