Kanagawa: Stabbing leaves 1 dead in Yokohama

outside an apartment in Yokohama on Thursday
A man found collapsed outside an apartment in Yokohama on Thursday later died (TV Asahi)

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after a 63-year-old man found collapsed on the premises of an apartment building with stab wounds later died, reports TV Asahi (Jan. 5).

At around 7:00 p.m., emergency services were tipped off about a man collapsed and bleeding at the bottom of a stairwell of the building, located in the Honmokucho area of Naka Ward. The man was later confirmed dead at a hospital.

The man, later identified as Shuji Terakawa, lives in the building. He appeared to have been stabbed with a knife, police said.

Police are treating the case as the result of foul play.

Update: Tsukasa Kobayashi, the 35-year-old brother of Terakawa’s common-law wife, has surrendered to police. During questioning, he said he stabbed him with a knife. The man, who was later arrested on suspicion of murder, told police he experienced problems related to money with the victim, according to Jiji Press (Jan. 5).

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