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Vietnamese national accused in Kawaguchi stabbing

SAITAMA (TR) – Police have arrested a male Vietnamese national over the alleged stabbing of an acquaintance in Kawaguchi City last week, reports TBS News (Mar. 26).

On March 21, Nguyen Do Nhat allegedly used a knife to slash the left arm and head of the acquaintance, 19, also from Vietnam, in a building in the Namiki area.

The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said previously.

Nguyen, who has been accused of attempted murder, denies the allegations. “I didn’t do anything,” the suspect was quoted by police.

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A Vietnamese national allegedly stabbed an acquaintance in Kawaguchi City last week (Twitter)

The suspect was apprehended after he arrived at a police box in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward. “I lost some property,” he reportedly said.

As previously reported, a knife was found dropped at the scene in Kawaguchi. As well, a witness reported seeing a man fleeing the scene at the time of the incident.