Police in Fukuoka City have arrested a 56-year-old man who came into a real estate agency and injured two female employees with a hatchet.
According to police, the suspect, Keiji Nishimura, a resident of Fukutsu, Fukuoka Prefecture, went to the real estate agency at around 12:15 p.m., on Monday, Fuji TV reported. After one of the female employees talked to him and turned around, Nishimura pulled out a hatchet and hit the back of her head. He then attacked another employee as well.
Both employees were taken to hospital with severe head injuries and remained in a critical condition on Tuesday.
Police said Nishimura also poured a flammable liquid on the floor and tried to use his lighter to set fire to the office but was restrained by other employees.
Nishimura was quoted by police as saying he had been having trouble with the real estate agency.© Japan Today