One man was stabbed to death and another wounded while they were attending a barbecue in Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture, on Sunday night.
According to police, the assailant, an unemployed 26-year-old man, lived near the home where the barbecue was being held, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. The residents of the household were holding a barbecue with friends in their garden when the suspect barged in with a knife.
Masato Owaki, 32, a company employee and resident of the home, was stabbed in the stomach and died from his injuries. The other victim, 42, received cuts to his arms as he tried to hold the suspect down.
Police said the man -- who has a history mental illness -- admitted to stabbing his victims, but denied any “intent to kill.”© Japan Today