Man fakes attempted murder of himself after ‘feeling exhausted from work’

OSAKA, Dec 29 (Japan Today) - Police in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 50-year-old man who claimed he was stabbed by a stranger on Dec 20, but who actually stabbed himself to make it look like someone tried to kill him.

According to police, the man, who is a company employee, claimed that he was walking along the street at around 1:20 a.m. on Dec 20, Kyodo News reported. He called police and said he had been stabbed in the back.

However, street surveillance camera footage from the crime scene did not show anyone approach the man.

The man, who is currently in hospital, was questioned by police on Monday and confessed that he had stabbed himself. He told police he put a knife against a wall and leaned forcefully back on it. He was quoted by police as saying he was exhausted from working. ...continue reading

Dec 29 (ANNnewsCH) - 20日午前1時すぎ、大阪府豊中市で、帰宅途中の男性(50)から警察に1件の通報が入りました。  ...continue reading