Police in Fussa, Tokyo, said Thursday they have arrested a 21-year-old man after he stomped on an 11-year-old boy, breaking his leg, in a park.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. TBS reported that the boy had been playing with his friends when the man suddenly walked up to him, grabbed him by the hair and flung him to the ground. While he was down, the man repeatedly stomped on the lower half of the boy's body, cursing him, before fleeing.
The boy was taken to hospital with a broken leg and other injuries which doctors said will take about three months to heal.
The boy's friends ran to their nearby school to inform teachers what happened. Police were notified and the suspect, identified as welfare worker Kazuhiro Taniguchi, was apprehended in the vicinity of the park.
Taniguchi was quoted by police as saying he lost his temper because the kids were really noisy.© Japan Today