Policeman Stabbed to Death in Sendai; Attacker Shot Dead

Society

Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--A policeman was stabbed to death by a knife-wielding man at a police box in the northeastern Japan city of Sendai early on Wednesday.

The Miyagi prefectural police are working to confirm the identity of the attacker, who was shot by another police officer on the scene.

The policeman, Hiroaki Seino, 33, and the attacker were confirmed dead after being taken to hospital.

According to police and other sources, the attacker visited the police box in Miyagino Ward of Sendai, the prefecture's capital, around 4 a.m. (7 p.m. Tuesday GMT), reporting that he had found someone's cash.

Seino and a 47-year-old sergeant dealt with the report. The sergeant soon retired to a different room in the police box, but came back after hearing sounds of arguing and found a blood-soaked Seino lying.

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