Fukuoka prefectural police on Monday arrested an unemployed 36-year-old man for allegedly murdering a 24-year-old woman in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, on Saturday.
According to police, the suspect, who lived in the same apartment building as the victim, identified as Sayaka Nihara, 24, broke into her 4th-floor apartment after apparently trying to break into other apartments on the building's third and fourth floors. Nihara's door was not locked, police said.
Police believe that the victim and the suspect were not well acquainted and that it was a random attack. The suspect has admitted to the charge, police said. He was quoted as saying he stabbed the woman with a knife he had brought with him, but gave no motive for the attack.© Compiled from news reports