A 17-year-old high school girl was slashed in the neck by a man in Chofu on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
According to police, the attack occurred at around 9:30 p.m. The girl told police that she was walking along a sidewalk when a man came up behind her without any warning, stabbed her in the neck with a knife-like weapon and then fled on foot. The girl hailed a passing taxi and told the driver to take her to the hospital.
Police said the only description they have of the assailant is that he was in his 20s or early 30s.© News reports