A 2-year-old boy suffered cuts to his fingers by a small box-cutter-like blade that was lodged between two seats on an Osaka subway train, police said Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred on Tuesday. TBS reported that the boy was traveling with his mother on the Midosuji subway line that travels from Umeda Station to Yodoyabashi Station. After dropping a piece of candy down behind his seat, the boy tried to retrieve it and was cut by the concealed object.
While the boy suffered minor injuries to his fingers, police said they later uncovered not one, but multiple blades lodged between the seats where the boy had been cut.
TBS quoted police as saying they believe the blades may have been lodged between the seats on purpose. According to the Osaka Department of Transportation, so far this year, 49 cases of needles, pins, and other sharp objects lodged in subway seats have been reported.© Japan Today