Police in Fuso, Aichi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested an unemployed 38-year-old man for attempted murder after he broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and stabbed her and her parents.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Shinichiro Nagano, entered the home of Nishi Ichinomiya, 60, at around 2 p.m. Saturday and stabbed him, his 57-year-old wife and their 31-year-old daughter with whom he had been in a relationship until last year. NTV reported that the Ichinomiyas all sustained serious injuries in the stomach and back, but their condition is stable, police said.
Police, who were called to the scene by one of the family just after Nagano entered the house, said they found the knife used in the attack inside Nagano's car parked outside the house.
NTV reported that the daughter had consulted with police on March 28 about Nagano who had refused to break up with her. On April 3, Nagano forced his way into their home, saying he wanted to talk to her. After that incident, the woman had moved into a hotel for a few days.
Police said Nagano had been given verbal warnings on several occasions to stay away from the woman, and not to call or email her. His last attempt to contact the woman was April 5, police said.© Japan Today