FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police shot and wounded a man wielding a knife at an apartment complex in Fukuoka City’s Minami Ward on Sunday, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 10).
At around 7:45 p.m., police arrived at the residence of the man seeking to question him. As they entered, the man brandished the knife.
After one of the officers issued a warning to the man that went unheeded, he fired two rounds, at least one which struck him in the abdomen.
The man was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
“There were angry voices that sounded like the police got into a quarrel,” a neighbor said, “and then I heard two shots.”
Police arrested the man on suspicion of attempted murder and interfering with the duties of a public servant.
“At present, we consider the response appropriate,” a representative of the Fukuoka Prefectural Police said regarding the incident.