Police in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed an employee of a gun shop.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Otake gun shop, Fuji TV reported. Police said the boy entered the store, spoke to the 79-year-old employee, then stabbed him several times in the face, left side and back.
The man was able to call police. He was taken to hospital where doctors said Sunday his condition was stable.
The victim’s wife told police that at around 6 p.m., he received a call from someone purporting to be a customer, asking if he could come around and see some firearms.
Police detained the boy in the vicinity of the shop. He had a bloodied knife with him. After questioning the boy, police charged him with attempted murder at around 11 p.m.
Nothing was stolen from the shop. Police said the victim and the boy did not know each other.
On Sunday, police quoted the boy as saying he wanted to kill someone and his intention was to steal a gun.© Japan Today