Miyako man arrested for attempted murder

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A local fisherman was arrested on suspicion of an attempted murder after he attacked another fisherman with a sickle at a meeting in Miyakojima City, Thursday.

According to Miyako police, 64-year-old Masaharu Sakumoto was attending a meeting of fishermen at the Ikema community center, when he got into an argument with another attendee, and jumped on him with a sickle.

Sakumoto has admitted to the assault but says that he didn’t mean to kill the man. The injured man was transferred to a hospital in Miyakojima City, but his injuries are not life threatening.


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