Police on Friday night arrested a 38-year-old man who stabbed a passerby in front of Tokyo's Ueno Station.
According to police, they received a phone call just after 6 p.m., alerting them that a man was wielding a knife on the sidewalk, TBS reported. Police rushed to the scene and found a 46-year-old man with blood running down his leg. He had sustained minor injuries after having been stabbed in the right leg and buttocks by a man dressed in jeans, a hat and a mask.
The suspect, identified as Akira Tomabechi, was still at the scene and was subdued by police. Police said Tomabechi had no fixed address or job and that he did not know the man he had attacked.
Tomabechi was quoted by police as saying, “I wanted to go to jail. That's why I stabbed someone," TBS reported.© Japan Today