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Fukuoka cops hunting for suspect who stabbed woman

Police are hunting for a suspect who stabbed a woman in Fukuoka (The Asahi Shimbun)

FUKUOKA (TR) – Police are hunting for a suspect in Fukuoka City in connection with an unconscious woman who was found bleeding from stab wounds outside an apartment, police said on Saturday.

Police responded to an emergency caller at around 7:15 p.m. saying they could hear “a woman crying out ‘help me’” and found Ayane Hijioka, 28, collapsed and bleeding from a stab wound outside her door on the second floor of an apartment in Minami Ward, the Asahi Shimbun reports (October 15).

The apartment where Hijioka was found features three rooms on the first and second floors, with no auto-lock function, police said, adding the victim likely lives alone.

A 60-year-old female neighbor said she was “afraid because the stabber is still at large.”

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