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OSAKA — A man struck two passersby with a hatchet early July 24 in a park in Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, inflicting serious injuries, police said.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of attempted murder. The man, identified as Tsuyoshi Kataoka, 52, who is unemployed and of no fixed address, told police he attacked the two people because he was frustrated by the sweltering heat, they said.

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