A man was arrested Monday for obstruction of duty and assault after he slashed a Nara police officer with a knife near Daian-ji Temple. The officer received minor head injuries.
According to police, officials received a call Monday morning that two siblings were having a fight and one had gotten stabbed. Around 40 officers were dispatched to the home, but about 400 meters away from the scene, they saw a man, identified later as Toshihito Hatanaka, brandishing a knife. When police tried to question him, he slashed them, injuring one 27-year-old officer before being apprehended.
After Hatanaka was subdued, he was found to be carrying three knives, including a kitchen knife and a fruit knife.© News reports