Tokyo cops hunt for man after 2 women stabbed at Ito-Yokado

At just past 6:30 p.m., the assailant used an ice pick to stab the chest of a woman, 61, and the right hand of her daughter, 32, as they sat in the back of passenger vehicle in the parking lot of Ito-Yokado Kiba.

Both women were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

According to police, both victims have just finished shopping with a 66-year-old man, who is sister of the elder woman’s former husband, when the attack took place. The assailant is believed to be the man’s son, aged in his 30s.

After the incident, the assailant fled the scene. As of 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, he was still at large, according to Fuji News Network (July 13). He was is wanted on suspicion of causing injury.

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