An assistant official working for Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau was stabbed at a bus terminal in Tennoji on Monday, police said Tuesday. The victim, who has been identified as Satoshi Emoto, 48, was allegedly attacked by 20-year-old Hiroshige Morioka at around 10:30 a.m. He was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries. Morioka was arrested at the scene.
According to a Fuji TV report, the incident was caused by a misunderstanding on Sept 22, when Morioka believed a city bus driver had sounded his horn at him. Eyewitnesses say that Morioka kicked and chased the bus following the misunderstanding.
Apparently, Morioka went to the Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau office to voice his complaints and accosted Emoto between two buses in the yard, Fuji reported. He then allegedly produced a knife and stabbed Emoto in the chest.© Japan Today