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Kanagawa: Man, 28, stabs staffer at Kawasaki ward office

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police last week arrested a 28-year-old man over the alleged stabbing of a staff member at an a government office in Kawasaki City, reports Fuji News Network (Nov. 30).

At around 4 p.m. on November 28, Yuki Honda, of no known occupation, entered the Takatsu Ward office. According to a witness, he
asked to see a 60-year-old staff member in the welfare section on the fourth floor.

Upon the arrival of the staff member, Honda allegedly slashed him in the arm with a knife.

Other staff members apprehended Honda at the scene. Meanwhile, The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Upon his arrest, Honda told police that he intended to kill the staff member.

Two hours before the incident, Honda spoke to the victim in the same section. He then left and bought the knife, police said.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.