A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday for attempted homicide, accused of stabbing his father in his head and arms while he was asleep. Police said the father woke up around 2 a.m. after the boy stabbed him in the head, and fled his bedroom with his son running after him, continuing to attack him with the knife. His father was able to call for help, and when ambulance staff arrived at the scene, they found the boy standing in a daze with the knife in his hand.
The boy has admitted he intended to kill his father and told police: “I thought taking care of me must have been difficult.” He said he bought the knife with a 9 centimeter blade on the Internet, and that it arrived the day before the attack.
A classmate from the boy’s private high school described the boy as very active and had strong leadership skills, but a staff member said the boy started to come to school less and less, and was absent for nearly half of the second term.
The boy and his 57-year-old father lived together by themselves in Sayama City. The father’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said.© News reports