Naha man arrested for stabbing friend after quarrel

Naha Police arrested 67-year-old, unemployed Yoshihiko Tomori on suspicion of an attempting to murder a 50-year-old friend by stabbing him with a knife, on Sunday.

According to Naha City Police Tomori is denying the charges saying, “It wasn’t my intention to kill him”. The victim was stabbed on the side of his neck, and shoulders, but none of his injuries are life threatening.

Tomori was arrested Sunday afternoon in his residence in Maejima, Naha City where the incident occurred after the injured man went to a hospital to seek for treatment, and the hospital staff reported the incident to police.

According to Naha Police, the two were drinking together and started a fight. Tomori then attacked the victim from behind.