A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death after he became involved in a heated argument with a group of men and women on a street in Kitakyushu on Saturday night.
Police received a call at around 11:15 p.m. reporting that a man was lying on the street in Kokura-kita Ward, Fuji TV reported. The caller said he had seen the man having a loud argument with several men and women.
When police arrived at the scene, the victim, Tetsuya Hayashi, of unknown address and occupation, was lying on the ground, bleeding from a knife wound to the stomach. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Late Sunday, police said a suspect, Kenichi Iguchi, 48, had been detained after calling them in the morning. However, Iguchi, who works in the construction industry, has since said he can't remember what happened, police said.© Japan Today