Police in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, said Friday they have taken into custody a 14-year-old boy who stabbed a 12-year-old boy in the abdomen while they were both in the school gymnasium.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Nov 11. TV Asahi quoted police as saying that the 14 year-old boy had shown the younger boy his 5-cm-long knife, then threatened to "slice him open." The boy then stabbed the victim who is expected to be in hospital for about two weeks, police said.
The 14-year-old told police the act had been intentional, but has so far given no motive.© Japan Today