Police in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 49-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a female nurse at a prefectural hospital on Tuesday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. at Iwate Prefectural Ofunato Hospital. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Yasuhiro Murakami, stabbed the 60-year-old nurse in the back with a kitchen knife. Police said the nurse is in a stable condition.
Police said that after stabbing the nurse, Murakami went wild, waving the knife, and headed to the outpatient clinic on the 2nd floor before seven male staff managed to hold him down in a corridor. At the time, the outpatient medical section had not opened and no one else was injured.© Japan Today