TOKYO — Japanese police stated a schoolboy was stabbed within the chest as he stepped out of his home to go to highschool Wednesday in a residential space of downtown Tokyo. A suspect was arrested on the scene.
The 13-year-old junior highschool pupil was rushed to a hospital, however his accidents weren’t life-threatening, the Tokyo metropolitan police stated.
Police stated they arrested a 61-year-old man for allegedly assaulting the coed. Police refused to say if the suspect, who they stated was unemployed, admitted to the assault or gave a motive.
Police stated the boy, whose title is withheld as a result of he’s a minor, was stabbed by a kitchen knife. The suspect had blood on his arms and garments when he was arrested, media stories stated.
The assault occurred in a residential neighborhood, a couple of minutes’ stroll away from a prepare station.
Japan has strict gun controls and shootings are uncommon however there have been high-profile circumstances of random knife assaults on subways and arson in recent times.