A man was slashed across the neck by an assailant carrying a bladed weapon after answering his front door at around 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, police said. The victim, Junya Suzuki, who lives in Wago, Shizuoka Prefecture, sustained an eight-centimeter gash to his throat, police said.
Suzuki told police the assailant had a female accomplice who yelled out "That's not him" immediately after the attack. The pair fled the scene.
Police believe the attack was a case of mistaken identity. According to Suzuki, the woman accompanying the attacker was not Japanese. The man was about 175 cm tall and around 30 years of age. The woman was around 170 cm tall and in her late 20s or early 30s.© News reports