A 33-year-old police officer was stabbed to death in a koban (police box) in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, early Wednesday. The attacker was shot dead by another officer in the koban.
The dead officer was identified as Hiroaki Seino, police said. The attacker was Yuta Aizawa, 21, a university student in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 a.m. at the koban in Higashi-Sendai, Miyagino Ward, Fuji TV reported. Aizawa visited the police box to hand in lost cash while Seino and a police sergeant, 47, were on duty. After the sergeant moved to a different room, he heard shouting and fighting. When he went back to see what was going on, he saw his colleague bleeding from a stab wound, collapsed on the floor with his attacker. When Aizawa, wielding a knife and a model machinegun, stood up, the sergeant ordered him to stand still and drop his weapons. Instead, he approached the sergeant who fired three shots at him.
Seino and Aizawa were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.© Japan Today