A 66-year-old newspaper deliveryman was attacked by a man who stabbed him at east 10 times with an ice pick in Hiroshima on Wednesday morning. The victim sustained serious injuries but is in a stable condition, police said.
According to police, the attack occurred at around 3 a.m. in Naka Ward. Fuji TV reported that the deliveryman was riding his bicycle, when a man came up to him and hit him on the head with a blunt object, knocking him off his bike. The assailant then stabbed him repeatedly in the chest with an ice pick.
The victim got up and was found collapsed about 700 meters away by a passerby, police said. He told police he did not know his assailant.
Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the attacker.© Japan Today