Man stabs plumber, commits suicide following altercation
Police said Wednesday that a man who apparently stabbed a plumber, possibly committed suicide by jumping from his apartment in Tokyo.
According to police, they received a call at around 7:30 p.m., reporting an altercation and arrived at the scene to find two men in their 30s lying near the entrance of the apartment block in Tokyo’s Minato Ward, NTV reported. A blood-stained knife was also found at the scene. The men were taken to hospital where they were confirmed dead.
According to a neighbor of the deceased, one of the victims was a plumber who had come to the apartment to fix the man’s toilet. Police believe the plumber and the resident became embroiled in an argument, which continued as the plumber was leaving the building. Police believe the resident stabbed the plumber at the entrance to the building, then went back up to his 8th floor apartment and jumped out of the window.