Police in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he slashed a classmate with a knife at a public high school.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday inside a classroom, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the boy used a fruit knife with a 10-centimeter-long blade to slash his 15-year-old male classmate in the face and neck.
The suspect then fled the scene with the knife in his possession. About 90 minutes later, police found him 800 meters from the school. The injured student was taken to the hospital where doctors said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
Police said the boy told them he intended to kill his classmate but did not give a reason.© Japan Today