FUKUOKA — A 42-year-old police officer was found stabbed to death Aug. 13 in his “koban” in Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, according to officials. A search is underway for a man who was seen fleeing the semirural area just before noon that day.

Authorities said Keisuke Yamashita, a senior officer of the police substation in Yanagawa’s Nishi-Miyanaga district, was found with a knife in the left side of his chest.

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