Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 43-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 53-year-old man in a convenience store.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday in a 7-Eleven store in Sagamihara’s Chuo Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said Norihiro Tahara stabbed Yuichi Onozuka after an apparent road rage incident.
Surveillance camera footage showed the two men arguing by their cars outside the store. Tahara then chased Onozuka into the store where he stabbed him in the stomach. When Onozuka fell to the floor, Tahara stole his cell phone and fled.
Onozuka was taken to hospital where he remained in a serious condition on Friday.
Police said the two men did not know each other. Tahara was quoted by police as saying he got angry at Onozuka because he was tailgating him. He said he just wanted to complain to Onozuka but got irritated and stabbed him. But he denied any intent to kill.© Japan Today