Police said Thursday they have arrested a 75-year-old man for allegedly murdering his wife and slashing his son with a knife at their home in Tokyo.
The man, who has been named as Shigeru Uchida, was arrested Wednesday after his 24-year-old son called police. Fuji TV reported that Uchida’s son telephoned emergency services from a nearby convenience store to report that his father had stabbed him at their home in Shinagawa Ward at around 10:30 p.m. Police arrived at the scene to find that Uchida had followed his son to the convenience store. Uchida was arrested at the scene on a charge of assault.
Police then searched Uchida’s home, around 50 meters away, and discovered the body of his 66-year-old wife, who had reportedly bled to death from several knife wounds, including at least one to her neck.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led up to the attacks.