A 39-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for assaulting two men with a cutter knife after he attempted to snatch a 91-year-old woman's bag on the street in Kiyose City, Tokyo. The two men suffered minor injuries to the neck and chest respectively, police said.
Toshihiko Takeuchi, who is unemployed, allegedly slashed a security guard, 51, and a gardener, 56, who tried to arrest him after witnessing his attempt to snatch the woman's bag around 9 a.m.
According to police, Takeuchi ran after the woman yelled out. The two men, who were passing by, gave chase. Takeuchi turned on them and slashed them, police said. After the assault, Takeuchi hid in an academic research building 1 km from the crime scene where he was found and arrested by police.© Japan Today