A police officer fired a warning shot from his pistol after a 15-year-old boy, wielding a knife, charged at him following a stabbing incident on the street in Hino, Tokyo, on Monday night.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Fuji TV reported that the boy stabbed a man in the right thigh. A witness called 110 and when police arrived on the scene, the boy -- who was holding a kitchen knife -- charged at the police officer. The officer fired one shot into the ground in front of the boy who kept coming. The two scuffled and the police officer subdued the boy who was shouting incoherently.
The victim, a man in his 20s, told police he did not know the boy. He was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition on Tuesday.
Neither the police officer nor the boy were hurt, police said.
The boy has been charged with assault and obstructing police in the line of duty.© Japan Today