A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a male pedestrian who poked him with an umbrella.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. in the Hyakunincho area of Shinjuku Ward. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Noriyuki Watanabe, stabbed a 31-year-old company employee several times in the chest and back with a knife with a 15-cm-long blade. The victim sustained injuries requiring one month to heal, police said.
Witnesses said they heard one man yelling at the other as he walked away.
Watanabe, who works in a manga cafe, has denied the charge and was quoted by police as saying he doesn’t remember anything about the alleged attack. Police said he was identified from his bicycle left at the scene and street surveillance camera footage.
Source: Japan Today Video and image: NNN