Police in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his former wife’s boyfriend.
The crime was revealed after the suspect, identified as Chikara Takeshita, a construction worker, called police at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, saying he had stabbed and killed a man, Fuji TV reported.
Upon arrival at the crime scene, the parking lot of an apartment building in Yokohama’s Seya ward, police found a man bleeding from multiple stab wounds. Takeshita, also present at the scene, was arrested on the spot.
The victim, identified as Jun Nakanishi, 33, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival.
According to police, Nakanishi was the partner of Takeshita’s former wife and was living with her and her son at the apartment building where the crime occurred.
Takeshita was quoted by police as saying he was infuriated after he heard that Nakanishi had attempted to hit his child.© Japan Today