Police in Saitama have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with two knife attacks on young girls in Saitama and Chiba prefectures.
Fuji TV reported Tuesday that the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, has admitted to slashing a 15-year-old girl in Misato, Saitama Prefecture, on Nov 18, and to also stabbing an 8-year-old girl in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, on Dec 1. The boy admitted to attacking both girls as they walked home from school, Fuji reported.
The boy, a student at a correspondence school, was detained at about 5:15 p.m. on Monday while riding his bike in Misato. Police found a switchblade knife and a cleaver in his bag. The boy was quoted as telling police that he wanted to kill some passersby, Fuji reported.
Police said there had been a report about seeing a boy walking along the street, carrying a knife, in late November. Theboy was identified from surveillance camera footage.
Police on Tuesday afternoon said they found 20 bladed weapons at the boy's home, Fuji reported.© Japan Today