March 9, 2015: Police inspect a house where a stabbing murder took place in Sumoto, Hyogo prefecture. Police say five people have been killed in a stabbing spree in a small town in western Japan. A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Monday morning attacks.(AP Photo/Kyodo ews)
OSAKA, Japan – Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence in the country.