A 40-year-old man, who has been on a nationwide wanted list for two knife attacks in Osaka and Kyoto, was arrested in Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture, early Friday. Police said that Atsushi Ishizu, 40, was arrested around 1 a.m. for allegedly assaulting two teenage boys near his apartment in Hirakata, Osaka, around 8 p.m. on May 14. Ishizu was also wanted by police after allegedly stabbing a woman, 45, with two knives in Kyoto on May 21, and stealing 120,000 yen from her.
Police said a patrol spotted Ishizu riding a bicycle on a street in Ageo and stopped him. Police said he was carrying two knives at the time of his arrest. His driver's license was found at the scene of the crime in Kyoto. The suspect has admitted to the allegations, police said.© Japan Today