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Man accused of stabbing masseuse in Yokohama

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 30-year-old company employee over the alleged stabbing of a Chinese masseuse in Yokohama City last month, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 7).

At around 1:10 a.m. on March 28, Takahito Nakayama allegedly used a knife to slash at the woman, 48, inside a parlor located near JR Yokohama Station.

Nakayama has been accused of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law and attempted murder. “I got angry after other customers were waiting for one, two hours [for service],” the suspect was quoted by the Tobe Police Station.

Takahito Nakayama (Twitter)

The woman suffered light injuries to one of her hands, police said.

After the incident, an officer arriving at the scene found the suspect outside the parlor with a self-inflicted injury. Though he was temporarily in serious condition, he recovered after receiving medical attention.

Police are now investigating whether Nakayama has a history of self-harm.