A 53-year-old man was stabbed in the back and stomach as he walked home early Monday in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
According to police, the attack occurred at around 3:30 a.m. The victim, Shinji Inamoto, had gone out to buy cigarettes at a convenience store. On his way back, he was suddenly attacked from behind, Sankei reported. Inamoto suffered three wounds to his back and stomach.
He managed to make it back home and his family called 119. Police said Inamoto was taken to hospital where he remained in a stable condition Monday.
The attacker was described as being about 180 cms tall and was wearing all black. The knife usedin the attack was found nearby, police said.© Japan Today