Police in Osaka arrested a 35-year-old woman on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school.
Police said the attack took place just after 3 p.m. in Yodogawa Ward. A witness said the woman jumped on the boy and started stabbing him, TV Asahi reported.
The suspect, identified as Maharu Nagatsuma, was charged with attempted murder. She was quoted by police as saying that she didn't know the boy, but gave no motive.
Police said the boy suffered four stab wounds to his chest and arms but they are not life-threatening, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today