A 20-year-old female university student was attacked by a knife-wielding man while on her way home from a part-time job in Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture, at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Police quoted the woman as saying the man was standing near a vending machine and when she walked by, he lunged at her with a knife, NTV reported. However, when she screamed, he fled, police said. The woman suffered an injury to her left hand, police said.
The attacker was described as being about 170-180 cms tall, in his 20s or early 30s and was wearing a knit cap and face mask.© Japan Today