Police in Anan, Tokushima Prefecture, have arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 57-year-old woman on Monday.
The incident occurred at around 5:05 p.m. at a municipal housing complex, Kyodo News reported. Police said the victim, Sayuri Fujikawa, lives in the building and is in a critical condition.
Police said Masao Yamashita allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck with a fruit knife outside her apartment in the third-floor hallway. Yamashita fled the scene but was apprehended late on Monday night.
Police said Yamashita has admitted stabbing Fujikawa but denied intent to kill.
A man who lives in an apartment on the same floor told reporters, “A man was yelling so loud that I could hear it inside my place.”© Japan Today