Man stabs father, security guard after being urged to visit hospital
Japan Today -- Apr 01
Police in Tokyo's Toshima Ward have arrested a 38-year-old man for stabbing his father and a security guard after being urged to visit a hospital for mental-related issues.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning at an apartment building near Takadanobaba Station in Tokyo's Toshima Ward. Fuji TV reported that a resident of the apartment building stabbed a security guard in the neck, leaving him in a critical condition, and seriously injured another 68-year-old man, who was later identified as his father.

Neighbors notified the police, who arrested the man upon arrival at the scene.

According to police, the suspect's father visited the apartment together with four security guards in an attempt to take his son to a hospital.The guards helped the father open the door by cutting the door chain, letting themselves in.

The suspect has reportedly had mental problems, which the father had been trying to get help for, Fuji TV reported.

東京・豊島区のマンションで、30代の男が60代の父親ら男性2人の首などを刃物で刺­し、現行犯逮捕されました。 30日午前9時ごろ、豊島区のマンションで、女性から「人が刺された」と通報がありま­した。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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