An elementary schoolgirl was attacked by a man as she walked to school in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on Friday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:50 a.m. in Ogibashi, Fuji TV reported. The girl, a 4th-grade student, told police that a man suddenly came up behind her, grabbed her left wrist and slashed the palm of her left hand with a box cutter, and then ran away without saying a word.
The child ran to her school nearby and told a teacher what had happened. The school alerted police.
Police said the girl’s wound is not serious but she was traumatized by the incident.
A witness described the assailant as being in his 20s, of thin build and was wearing a short-sleeved black shirt black pants and sneakers. Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.© Japan Today