A 24-year-old man died of stab wounds early Tuesday morning after asking a taxi driver to take him to a hospital in Tokyo's Arakawa Ward, police said.
According to a report on TV Asahi, the taxi driver spotted the man, identified as Yasuharu Ota, 24, waving him to stop on a street in Higashi-Nippori at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday. Ota, who was bleeding from a stab wound to the back, asked the driver to take him to the nearest hospital.
The driver called 110 for help. However, Ota died about two hours later at the hospital, police said.
According to police, Ota told the taxi driver he had been stabbed by a man. No knife was found at the spot where the driver spotted him, but police were quoted as saying that Ota lived nearby and that residents had seen two men quarreling on the sidewalk, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today