Two men were stabbed with a pair of scissors early Sunday morning in a convenience store car park in Hofu City, police said Monday.
Police said that the two men, aged 38 and 25, were stabbed in their necks at about 3 a.m. outside the convenience store, and that the men were taken to hospital and their injuries were not life-threatening. Police received information that the attacker was driven to the convenience store by a chauffeur service for people under the influence of alcohol, where he bought a pair of scissors and argued with a number of customers and people passing by before stabbing the men and running off.
Police later arrested Katsuyoshi Ishii, a 33-year-old salesman and resident of Hofu City, for attempted murder after tracking him to a restaurant around 7 p.m. Sunday. Ishii said he had been drinking before the incident and admitted to stabbing the men, but denied he intended to kill them, police said.© News reports