Kanagawa cops: 1 dead, 2 injured after murder-suicide attempt

Elderly man is believed to have stabbed his wife and son before attempting to take his own life

Outside the residence in Kawasaki City

Outside the residence in Kawasaki City

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural police are investigating what is believed to have been a murder-suicide at a family residence in Kawasaki City that left one person dead and two others injured, reports TBS News (Sept. 18).

At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, police working on a tip found 43-year-old Koji Kobari collapsed and bleeding at the entrance of the residence, located in the Showa area of Kawasaki Ward. Officers also found a woman believed to be his mother seated and bleeding from her head.

A man believed to be Kobari’s father, aged in his 70s, then emerged from behind a wall carrying a knife and with a wound to his abdomen. He had a wound to his abdomen. “I stabbed (them),” he said. “I also want to die.”

Kobari was confirmed dead at 12:45 p.m. after being transported to a hospital. Police plan to question his father and mother about the incident after they recover from their injuries.

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