Male company employee, 29, fatally stabs man in Yokohama; woman also hurt
tokyoreporter.com -- Jul 20
Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a 29-year-old male company employee over the alleged fatal stabbing of a man at a residence in Yokohama City early Monday.

A woman was also found hurt at the residence, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 20).

At around 1:45 a.m., police received a distress call about “a scream” coming from inside the first-floor residence, located in the Horiguchi area of Kanazawa Ward.

Officers from the Kanazawa Police Station found the man collapsed in a large pool of blood. He was later confirmed dead at a hospital.

Upon the arrival of officers, also present was Hiroki Yoshizawa. Upon his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder, he admitted to slashing the man with a knife in the neck and abdomen.

A third person inside the residence was a woman. She had received undisclosed wounds. She is now undergoing medical treatment at a hospital. Her condition is not considered life-threatening, police said.

Yoshizawa is a resident of Yokosuka City. Police believe that he entered the residence by smashing a window. A blood-stained knife was retrieved from inside.

In addition to confirming the identity of the man, police are considering whether to changed the charges against the suspect to murder. Police are also seeking a motive for the crime.

20日未明、横浜市のマンションの一室で男性を包丁で刺して殺害しようとしたとして29歳の男が逮捕されました。刺された男性は搬送先の病院で死亡が確認されました。  横浜市金沢区のマンションで近くの住民から「叫び声がする」という通報がありました。警察官が駆け付けると部屋の中には血だらけの男性が倒れていて、男性は搬送先の病院で死亡が確認されました。警察は部屋で男性の横に立っていた横須賀市の会社員・吉沢弘紀容疑者を男性の腹や首を包丁で突き刺すなどして殺害しようとした疑いで、午前2時ごろ現行犯逮捕しました。取り調べに対し、吉沢容疑者は容疑を認めています。警察は2人の関係性や動機を詳しく調べています。
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