Former Japanese Vice Farm Minister Arrested for Attempted Murder


Tokyo, June 1 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo police arrested former Japanese vice agriculture minister Hideaki Kumazawa on Saturday on suspicion of attempting to murder a man.

Kumazawa, 76, has admitted to the allegation, said sources familiar with the police investigation.

A man apparently in his 40s was found with multiple stabbing wounds when police officers arrived at the home of Kumazawa in Tokyo's Nerima Ward after receiving a phone call that a son was stabbed to death.

The man, apparently the eldest son of Kumazawa, was proclaimed dead after he was taken to hospital.

Kumazawa lives with his wife and child, according to the police. The wife was absent when the police officers arrived at the home.

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