Police said Tuesday that a 59-year-old man has been arrested for attacking his neighbors with a knife in Toyoake, Aichi Prefecture.
According to a Fuji TV report, police received an emergency call at 11:40 a.m. on Monday from a man reporting that his wife had been stabbed. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect, who has been identified as Yasushi Kaneko, brandishing a kitchen knife. He was arrested for violation of the Firearms and Swords Control Law.
Fuji TV reported that Kaneko pushed his way into the apartment of a 74-year-old man living nearby and slashed him on the back of the head. Investigators say a 68-year-old woman and the building's 54-year-old landlord tried to intervene, before themselves being slashed on the side and the arm, respectively.
According to police, a 75-year-old woman then tried to attack Kaneko with an umbrella. Police said she apparently fell over during the scuffle. All four of the neighbors are said to have sustained injuries during the incident, but police said that none of the wounds are life-threatening.
Kaneko was quoted by police as saying the attack was provoked by one of the neighbors having insulted him. He is currently in hospital being treated for a fractured bone in his leg. According to a police spokesperson, Kaneko is out on bail until his treatment is complete.© Japan Today