CHIBA--A 43-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning for striking two female coworkers with a metal bat at a nursing care facility for elderly people in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, police said.
An employee of the facility telephoned police at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and said a man was acting violently with a metal bat.
Officers from Kamagaya Police Station rushed to the scene, where they arrested Makoto Tajima, 43, on the second floor.
According to the police, Tajima was off-duty at the time of the incident. He was quoted by police as saying he hit the women to vent his anger at one of them, who had refused to go out with him.