SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 68-year-old man over the fatal stabbing of his male acquaintance in Niiza City on Friday, reports TBS News (Feb. 24).
At just before 8:00 p.m., Akio Takahashi, a resident of Inashiki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, allegedly used a kitchen knife to repeatedly stab Yasuyuki Handa, 58, in the back and neck on a road in front of the residence of the victim. The suspect then fled the scene.
According to a previous report, the 21-year-old daughter of the victim alerted emergency services. Hanada, however, was later confirmed dead after being transported to a hospital.
According to police, the mother of Hanada is acquainted with Takahashi, who emerged as a person of interest after police spoke wth the relatives of Hanada.
Early on Saturday, police apprehended Takahashi inside his vehicle at a harbor in Ibaraki. Upon his arrest on suspicion of murder, he admitted to the allegations.
Police believe that the suspect and victim experienced money problems between one another.