AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 68-year-old man over a stabbing incident at a hospital in Nakagawa Ward on Thursday that left a male doctor injured, reports TBS News (Jan. 26).
At just past 2:00 p.m., Hideyoshi Okamura, a resident of Nagoya’s Mizuho Ward, came up from behind the doctor, 42, inside an examination room of a surgical department at the Fujita Health University Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital and allegedly slashed him in the neck with a knife.
The doctor suffered injuries that are considered serious, police said.
After the incident, Okamura, who is a patient at the hospital, fled the crime scene. However, police apprehended him about 90 minutes later in Atsuta Ward, about 1 kilometer from the hospital.
“I saw the helicopters flying around, and I thought I couldn’t get away,” the suspect was quoted by police upon his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police are now seeking the motive for the crime.