Police in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward have arrested a 38-year-old man for stabbing his father and a security guard after being urged to visit a hospital for mental-related issues.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning at an apartment building near Takadanobaba Station in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward. Fuji TV reported that a resident of the apartment building stabbed a security guard in the neck, leaving him in a critical condition, and seriously injured another 68-year-old man, who was later identified as his father.
Neighbors notified the police, who arrested the man upon arrival at the scene.
According to police, the suspect’s father visited the apartment together with four security guards in an attempt to take his son to a hospital.The guards helped the father open the door by cutting the door chain, letting themselves in.
The suspect has reportedly had mental problems, which the father had been trying to get help for, Fuji TV reported.
The suspect was quoted by police as saying he became enraged by his father attempting to enter his home and that is why he “fought against (him and the guards).” The man also told police that this was the fourth time his father had attempted to enter his home.
The father had also contacted the police a week ago regarding his son’s situation. Police said the son will undergo a psychiatric examination before deciding whether to press charges against him.© Japan Today