Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 47-year-old husband.
According to police, the suspect, Yumiko Matsuda, stabbed her husband in the left shoulder with a knife at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the woman then called 119.
Police rushed to the scene and found Matsuda's husband in the living room. He was taken to hospital but his condition is not life-threatening. Police said he was stabbed by a knife with a 15-cm-long blade that was found at the scene.
Police said the suspect was drunk when they arrived. She was quoted as saying she didn't intend to kill her husband, but has so far given no motive for the attack.© Japan Today