Police said Sunday they have arrested a 48-year-old man over the death of a 77-year-old man whom he allegedly assaulted after an altercation on the street in Tokyo's Shinagawa area in November.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Kikuo Yamane, was shopping with his son near JR Oimachi Station in Shinagawa Ward at about 7:30 p.m. on Nov 12 when he was admonished by the victim, Nobuichi Komaki, for crossing the street when the traffic signal was red. Kikuo allegedly flew into a rage and punched Komaki in the face, knocking him to the ground, TV Asahi reported.
Komaki suffered a fractured skull and fell into a coma. He died on Dec 20, police said.
Yamane fled the scene with his son, but he was identified by eyewitnesses and CCTV camera footage and arrested on Saturday, TV Asahi reported. During police questioning Yamane was quoted as saying he lost his temper when he was rebuked by Komaki, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today