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Tochigi: Man, 81, residing in nursing home assaults other resident with fire extinguisher

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefectural Police have arrested an 81-year-old man residing in a nursery home in the town of Mashiko over the alleged assault of another male resident on Sunday, reports NHK (Feb. 3).

At around 2:30 p.m., Hideo Nakamura allegedly picked up the fire extinguisher in the second-floor lounge and repeatedly bashed the other male resident, 73, in the face.

The victim was left unconscious after the attack. His condition is currently considered serious, according to the Mooka Police Station.

in the town of Mashiko
A man, 81, living in a nursing home in the town of Mashiko assaulted another patient with a fire extinguisher on Sunday (Twitter)

Nakamura, who has been accused of attempted murder, partially denies the allegations. “I did not intend to kill,” the suspect was quoted by police.

A staff member who was present during the incident told police that they pair had gotten “into a dispute.” Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.