Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 27-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old schoolgirl as she was waiting for a train on a crowded platform on Thursday morning.
According to police, the girl was stabbed in the back at around 7:30 a.m. at JR Sendai Station, Sankei Shimbun reported. She told police she didn't feel anything at first until another commuter pointed out to her that she was bleeding from the back. She was taken to hospital but her wound is not life-threatening, police said.
Surveillance camera footage showed a man walk up beside the girl, suddenly pull out a needle-like object and stab her in the back before fleeing. The girl told police the man said nothing and that she had never seen him before.
The suspect was taken into custody at around 2 p.m. at Rifu Station, which is four stations away from Sendai Station. Police said he has admitted to stabbing the girl and said he used an awl which he threw away.© Japan Today