Police in Seki, Gifu Prefecture, have arrested a 17-year-old high school student on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 33-year-old woman with a pair of scissors at a drugstore.
The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Fuji TV reported. The victim had been shopping at Genky Drugstore. When she exited the store's toilet, the boy suddenly stabbed her several times in the head and neck with the scissors, and then ran out of the store.
The woman was rushed to hospital and her condition is stable, police said Friday.
Approximately 10 minutes after the incident occurred, the youth, who attends a public high school, turned himself in at a nearby police box and confessed to "stabbing someone."
Police said the suspect has so far not given any reason for attacking the woman whom he said he did not know.© Japan Today