Two officers arriving at the woman’s residence, located about 300 meters from Minami Rinkan Station on the Odakyu Enoshima Line, were subsequently slashed by the man, 54, who was wielding a Japanese sword. One officer was cut in the face while the other received a wound to a finger on his left hand.
After the assault, the man then barricaded himself inside the residence. At approximately 2:00 a.m. on Monday, police stormed the house and apprehended the man.
The woman also suffered broken ribs in the incident. All three victims were taken to a nearby hospital. None of the injuries are considered serious.
According to the Mainichi Shimbun (Dec. 14), the man has been suffering from a mental disorder for at least 20 years and regularly visits the hospital for treatment.