A 72-year-old man was stabbed by a woman at the entrance to his house in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, police said Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Kiyoshi Ono, Fuji TV reported. Ono was quoted by police as saying he saw a woman he did not know standing in the entrance. When he called out to her and asked her to leave, she pulled a knife from a paper bag and lunged at him.
Police said Ono sustained a nearly 5-cm puncture wound in his stomach, but his condition is stable.
The suspect fled the scene and is still at large. Police say she is between 20 and 40 years of age, approximately 160 cm tall with shoulder length hair, and was wearing a gray jacket at the time of the incident.© Japan Today