Police are investigating the death of an actor who was stabbed by a samurai sword during a rehearsal for a play in Tokyo, the AP reports. The report, which notes that the sword was either a real or a mock samurai sword, says authorities are investigating whether the fatal stabbing was criminal or accidental.
“Media reports indicated several actors were performing an action scene when the man was stabbed Monday, and no one saw what exactly happened,” the AP reports. “Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that the other actors saw Daigo Kashino hunched over, wounded in the abdomen, when they turned around after hearing him groan.”
Kashino, 33, reportedly died hours after being rushed to the hospital.