Police have arrested a Vietnamese technical intern on suspicion of attempting to kill a compatriot co-worker last week by slashing him with a utility knife in southwestern Japan.
Nguyen Viet Anh, 25, has admitted to attacking the 24-year-old fellow Vietnamese intern last Sunday at a lumber factory in Koga, Fukuoka Prefecture, but denied intending to kill him, the police said.
The victim sustained multiple wounds to the abdomen but the injuries were not life-threatening, investigators said.
Before the attack, the suspect and the victim, both working under the government-sponsored technical internship program, had a quarrel while drinking in another Vietnamese friend's room. The fight was thought to have been settled, but Anh later attacked the co-worker outside of the building, they said.© KYODO