TOKYO (AFP) – A Japanese man who stabbed his father to death with a chopstick was arrested on Thursday, police said.
Michikazu Ikeuchi, 51, admitted that he stabbed his 80-year-old father in the throat with a 30-centimetre- (12- inch) long wooden, cooking chopstick on Wednesday night after a quarrel at their home in Osaka, western Japan, according to police.
â€œIkeuchi told us he had tried to stop his parents from arguing and he did not intend to kill his father,â€ an Osaka police official told AFP.
â€œHe said in his anger he waved the chopstick in front of his father but before he knew it, it got stuck in him,â€ the officer said.
Ikeuchi, who lives with his parents and his brotherâ€™s family, called emergency services for an ambulance after stabbing his father.