Police in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she slashed a seven-year-old girl and her 41-year-old mother at a supermarket.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the grocery department on the first floor of the supermarket AL PLAZA in Koboricho, Nagahama City. The girl was slashed first by the assailant, who then attacked the child's mother as she came to her daughter7s aid.
The suspect was held down by store employees.
Police said the girl sustained cuts to face and arms, while her mother was slashed on the arms and legs.
Police said the victims did not know the attacker. She was quoted by police as saying she suffers from a mental illness and has no control over her actions at times.© Japan Today