A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children outside their school on Friday is believed to have entered the same school's grounds a month ago, police said Saturday.
The suspect is a 47-year-old man who lives just 600 meters from Oizumi Daiichi Elementary School in Nerima Ward.
He was arrested in Saitama Prefecture about 50 minutes after he stabbed three children on the street on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, police rearrested him on a charge of attempted murder after searching his home.
NHK reported Saturday that the same man was seen walking in the school grounds on May 30. School officials said he was mumbling incoherently when he was approached and asked to leave.
Police said the suspect is refusing to comment on Friday's incident.© Japan Today