Police on Thursday arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed his 16-year-old brother while he was sleeping at their home in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday morning.
According to police, at around 7:45 a.m., the younger boy used a kitchen knife to stab his sleeping brother in the back many times. Police said the mother heard the commotion and wrested the knife from the boy's hand, at which point he fled the scene. The older boy sustained multiple stab wounds, mainly to his back and hip, and was taken to hospital where he remains conscious, police said.
The boy was detained at Kuki train station in Saitama Prefecture, about 40 kilometers from his home, on Wednesday night. The boy was quoted by police as saying he got there by stealing a bicycle from a nearby apartment building. He has so far not given police any clear motive as to why he tried to kill his older brother.
He told investigators he picked up the knife near his home, according to police.© Compiled from news reports