Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, have arrested a 68-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed a man in his 50s in a department store on Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 p.m. in the book section in the basement first floor of Kanazawa M’Za department store, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, Kiko Ota, stabbed the man in the back with a 15-cm-long knife.
Store staff detained the woman until police arrived. Police said the man was taken to hospital and that his wound was not life-threatening.
Police said Ota and the man did not know each other and that the woman apparently stabbed him at random. However, she has denied intent to kill, police said.© Japan Today