SHIMANE (TR) – Shimane Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his wife with an ice pick in a parking lot in Izumo City. The incident took place on her birthday, reports TV Asahi (April 2).
At around 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, Yasuhiro Ishihara is alleged to have repeatedly stabbed his wife, 45, with an ice pick inside a vehicle parked in the lot, located in the town of Hikawa.
Upon the arrival of officers from the Izumo Police Station, the woman was found bleeding from the head and neck inside the vehicle. An ice pick was also found at the scene, according to the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 2).
The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Ishihara, who has been charged with attempted murder, denies the allegations. “I didn’t intend to kill her,” the suspect is quoted by police.
Police arrived at the scene after the suspect called to report that he had stabbed his wife.