A 33-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning after he went on a random stabbing spree, injuring three people, in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, police said.
The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Utsunomiya’s Shimokawamatamachi area, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, identified as Takuya Kawanago, suddenly stabbed a 56-year-old truck driver, who had just arrived at the store to deliver commodities. Kawanago then stabbed two other people, a 54-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter, who was a part-time worker at the convenience store.
The three victims' injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
The truck driver managed to subdue Kawanago until police arrived.
According to police, Kawanago and the three victims have apparently never met before.
Kawanago was quoted by police as saying he “was drunk and has no recollection of the incident,” Fuji TV reported.© Japan Today