A 16-year-old boy was attacked by a knife-wielding man in Chiba City early Monday morning.
According to police, the boy was talking with four friends in the grounds of an apartment block in Hanamikawa Ward at about 3 a.m. They told police that a man they did not know suddenly came up to them and slashed one of the boys on his left cheek, TBS reported.
The man fled the scene and the knife believed to be used in the attack was found nearby, police said. The assailant was described as being in his 30s and about 180 cms tall.
Police said that other residents in the apartment block told them that the boys were making a lot of noise, including possibly letting off fireworks, TBS reported. Investigators believe the assailant might be a resident who became exasperated over the noise.© Japan Today