Police in Hiroshima have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a 39-year-old male acquaintance with a knife at a shrine.
According to police, Shizuka Okazaki stabbed the man in the back on the premises of a shrine in Aki Ward at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Kyodo News reported. Okazaki fled the scene but was taken into custody on Tuesday night and charged on Wednesday.
Police said Okazaki has denied any intent to kill. The victim sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. He was quoted by police as saying he and Okazaki had gotten into an argument before the stabbing.
Shrine surveillance camera footage showed the man and Okazaki walking together prior to the attack.© Japan Today