ISHIKAWA (TR) – Ishikawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 47-year-old man suspected in the stabbing of a female employee at a pachinko parlor in Nonoichi City last week, reports Fuji News Network (Nov. 14).
On Friday, police arrested Nobuyuki Nakamura inside a hotel room in Kanazawa City for the illegal possession of two knives.
Nakamura is believed to have been the assailant who stabbed a 19-year-old female employee of DSG World, located in the Okyozuka area of Nonoichi, in a parking lot at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Thursday before fleeing the scene.
The employee, who was stabbed in multiple parts of her torso, suffered serious injuries, but they are not considered life-threatening.
In investigating the case, the Hakusan Police Station determined through an examination of security camera footage and an interview with the victim that the perpetrator was likely a regular customer who had frequently asked for her phone number.
The hotel in Kanazawa is located approximately nine kilometers from the pachinko parlor.
Nakamura was prosecuted for violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law on Sunday, according to Nippon News Network (Nov. 13). He is expected to later be charged with attempted murder.