SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 48-year-old company employee in connection with the fatal stabbing of a male co-worker in Asaka City on Sunday, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 25).
On Tuesday, the Asaka Police Station sent Kurahito Hino, a company employee, to prosecutors on suspicion of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law.
The suspect, who was found with a knife upon his apprehension, admits to the allegations, police said.
At around 9:05 p.m. on Sunday, police received a distress call. “I stabbed a person,” the caller said.
Police later arriving at a road in the Hizaoricho area found Tadao Toma, 58, collapsed with wounds to his upper body. He was later confirmed dead at a hospital.
Police then determined that Hino, a resident of Niiza City, made the call and apprehended him while he held the bloodstained knife near the scene of the crime.
“Everyday, [Toma] was drinking noisily with colleagues,” the suspect was later quoted.
Police are continuing the investigation on suspicion of murder.