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Osaka: Man flees after attempting to strangle woman in residence

OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are hunting for a man who broke into the apartment of a 29-year-old woman in Kaizuka City and attempted to strangle her, reports Fuji News Network (Nov. 18).

At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the power to the residence of the woman, located in the Mitsumatsu area, went out while she was playing a video game.

The woman, who lives alone, then went to the entrance and encountered a man who attempted to strangle her with a cord.

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A man attempted to strangle a woman at her residence in Kaizuka City early Sunday (Twitter)

The man fled the scene. A neighbor who heard the woman screaming called police. “The door of the residence was still open, and the inside was dark,” the neighbor tells the network.

“When I asked if she needed help, I didn’t get a response. So I called police.” The woman was lightly injured in the incident, police said.

Believed to be in his 50s, the man is sought by police on suspicion of attempted murder.