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Hyogo cops: Kobe Shimbun editor threatened teenage son with knife

Hyogo police have arrested an editor at the Kobe Shimbun for threatening his son with a knife
Hyogo police have arrested an editor at the company that publishes the Kobe Shimbun newspaper for threatening his son with a knife

HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a male editor at the Kobe Shimbun Company for allegedly threatening his teenage son with a knife, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 29).

At 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, the vice-head of an editing division at the company, 51, allegedly held a knife to the head of his son, 16, and said “I’ll kill you.”

“I turned the knife towards him, but I did not make a threat,” the suspect, who has been charged with violating a physical violence law, is quoted by the Kobe-Nishi Police Station in partially denying the allegations.

After the alleged crime, the boy, a first-year high school student, alerted police. The victim told officers that he and his father had gotten into an argument over the payment of tuition fees.

A representative of the company, which publishes the Kobe Shimbun newspaper, said that the incident was “very regrettable.” “If the accusations are factual, we will deal with the matter strictly,” the representative said.