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A police officer hanged himself Monday night in Asahi Ward here after fatally stabbing a civilian employee of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police whom he had been stalking, police said Tuesday.

Asst. Inspector Shinji Okabe, 42, hanged himself in the apartment of Shinobu Kaizuka, 28, after stabbing her in the corridor outside her room, police said.

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