Police in Okayama have arrested a man after he allegedly stabbed a 2-year-old girl with a fork in a park on Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, the incident occurred just after 12:30 p.m. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the girl had come to the park in Kita Ward to play with her mother. The mother told police a man approached her daughter while she was playing and stabbed her in the head with a metal fork before she could stop him.
She called 110 and police rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect, identified as Mitsuhiro Okamoto, 57, who had remained in the park, Fuji reported. Okamoto is unemployed and has no fixed address, police said.
The young girl sustained minor injuries, and will be in hospital for about three days, police said.
Okamoto was quoted by police as saying, "The little girl was staring at me as if I was some kind of criminal, and it really annoyed me."© Japan Today