Man arrested after stabbing police counselor in koban in Tokyo
Japan Today -- May 01
Police in Tokyo on Thursday arrested a 57-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 61-year-old police counselor in a koban (police box).

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the koban in Katsushika Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect stabbed the counselor, who is a retired policeman, in the back and buttocks and then fled with the knife.

The victim and another police officer chased him to his apartment building 400 meters away where he was taken into custody.

The victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.

The counselor who was stabbed said that the man came into the koban and muttered something about being hypnotized. After his arrest, he remained silent, police said.

男は突然、交番に押し入って相談員の男性を包丁で襲いました。  警視庁によりますと、30日午前9時半ごろ、東京・葛飾区の南水元交番に57歳の男が包丁を持って押し入り、相談員の男性(61)の背中などを刺しました。男性は全治1カ月のけがを負いました。男はその後、近くのマンションに立てこもりましたが、駆け付けた警察官によって殺人未遂などの疑いで現行犯逮捕されました。取り調べに対し、「すべて黙秘します」と話しています。一方で意味不明な言動を繰り返していて、警視庁は引き続き動機について調べています。
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