Woman, taxi driver attacked by knife-wielding assailant in Kitakyushu
A woman and a taxi driver were attacked by an as-yet-unidentified assailant with a knife in Kitakyushu early Friday morning, police said.
The woman, a 35-year-old restaurant manager, was quoted by police as saying that she got out of the taxi at around 1 a.m. and was suddenly attacked by a man brandishing a knife, Sankei Shimbun reported. She sustained cuts to her face in the attack. The taxi driver attempted to intervene, at which point he too was slashed about the head and ears, police said.
Their attacker, a man dressed in black, fled the scene.