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Kumamoto Man, 72, Attacks Wife with Machete: ‘I Reached My Limits’

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KUMAMOTO (TR) – Kumamoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 72-year-old man for allegedly attacking his wife with a machete at their residence in Kumamoto City on Sunday, an incident that took place just after police were summoned to handle a domestic dispute, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 4).

At just before 11:00 a.m., Hiraichi Sato advised police to come to the residence, located in the Usuba area of Minami Ward, due to a problem he was having with his wife, who is also 72. Upon their arrival, the officers found that the situation had subsided and soon after departed, saying they would contact the city’s health care center on Monday.

However, Sato shortly thereafter telephoned them again to report that he had hit his wife in the head with a machete. According to the Kumamoto-Minami Police Station, the woman suffered injuries that will require two weeks to heal … (read more)

via The Tokyo Reporter

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