Man Attacks Tokyo Foster Home, Kills Facility Head


Tokyo, Feb. 25 (Jiji Press)--Police received an emergency call reporting an ongoing attack by a knife-wielding man at a foster home in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward around 1:50 p.m. Monday (4:50 a.m. GMT).

At the scene, Shinya Omori, the 46-year-old head of the facility, was found with a knife in his chest. He was later confirmed dead in hospital, according to the Metropolitan Police Department and other sources.

The attacker, Hitoshi Tahara, 22, was arrested on the spot on suspicion of attempted murder. The police will investigate him for murder charges.

About 30 children living in the facility were unharmed.

According to MPD sources, Tahara lived in the home for three years to March 2015. He claimed that he had a grudge against the facility and wanted to conduct a random attack against its staff.

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