At 3:30 p.m., police received a tip from an employee at the restaurant, located near Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line, about a female customer who had been stabbed during a dispute.
According to police, the suspect, 74, used a knife with a 10-centimeter-long blade to stab the woman, aged in her 60s, in the left side of her chest.
The woman was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Police arriving at the scene arrested the man, who was not named, on charges of attempted murder. “We got into a quarrel, so I stabbed her,” the suspect told police in admitting to the charges, according to Fuji News Network (June 5).