Fukuoka: Police shoot and wound man wielding knife
tokyoreporter.com -- Aug 11
Fukuoka Prefectural Police shot and wounded a man wielding a knife at an apartment complex in Fukuoka City’s Minami Ward on Sunday, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 10).

At around 7:45 p.m., police arrived at the residence of the man seeking to question him. As they entered, the man brandished the knife.

After one of the officers issued a warning to the man that went unheeded, he fired two rounds, at least one which struck him in the abdomen.

The man was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

“There were angry voices that sounded like the police got into a quarrel,” a neighbor said, “and then I heard two shots.”

Police arrested the man on suspicion of attempted murder and interfering with the duties of a public servant.

“At present, we consider the response appropriate,” a representative of the Fukuoka Prefectural Police said regarding the incident.

9日夜、福岡市南区の集合住宅で刃物を持った男に襲われた警察官が男に拳銃2発を発砲しました。  午後7時45分ごろ、福岡市南区の集合住宅で警察官2人が住人の41歳の男に事情を聴いていたところ、男が突然、刃物で警察官2人を突き刺そうとしました。警察官の1人は男に警告したうえで拳銃2発を発砲し、2発とも男の腹の辺りに当たりました。  近所の人:「わぁわぁ言ってる途中でパーンって発砲音がした」  男は病院に搬送されましたが、意識はあるということです。警察官にけがはありませんでした。警察は男を現行犯逮捕し、回復を待って動機などを調べる方針です。
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