Man, woman stabbed to death in random attack on Osaka street
A man and a woman were stabbed to death in an apparent random attack on a busy Osaka street on Sunday afternoon.
According to police and witnesses, the attacks took place at around 1 p.m. in Higashi-Shinsaibashi in Osaka’s Minami district. The two victims were a 42-year-old man from Tokyo and a woman in her 60s, police said.
Police said that a suspect, identified as 36-year-old Kyozo Isohi, was arrested at the scene and confessed to the attacks, TV Asahi reported. Isohi was quoted by police as saying that he didn’t know the victims and chose them at random because he “wanted to kill someone.”
Local media quoted witnesses as saying that Isohi stabbed the man first, then ran about 40 meters and stabbed the woman. He then ran back to the fallen man and stabbed him again, TV Asahi reported. Both victims were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.