Man severs real estate agent's arm with katana
Police said Saturday they have arrested a man after he seriously injured three people in a rampage with a katana at an Utsunomiya real estate agent.
According to police, Hifumi Kuwada, 63, from Fuchu in Tokyo, attacked the president of Daikyo Home and two other employees with a Japanese sword just after 3 p.m. Friday, NTV reported. The 65-year-old company president’s left arm was severed in the attack, police said.
Kuwada brought the sword into the office, hidden in a golf case to avoid attracting attention, police said. He had been involved in a dispute with Daikyo Home over repairs to his apartment that was damaged in last year’s March 11 disaster, NTV quoted police as saying.