Police in Tokyo have arrested a 48-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to murder her 13-year-old son with a kitchen knife.
The woman was quoted by police as saying she had become unhappy with how her son was turning out and that he wouldn't listen to her, and therefore decided to kill him, TBS reported Thursday.
The incident occurred at around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning in Edogawa Ward. According to police, the woman crept up on her son while he was sleeping and began slashing at his face in an attempt to kill him.
The boy ran to his father who subdued his wife and called police.
The young boy sustained wounds to his lower chin and jaw that will leave him recovering in the hospital for the next month.
His mother cut her hands in several places and told police she had intended to kill herself after killing her son.© Japan Today