A 61-year-old woman was stabbed by another woman in her 70s in the Shibuya Station complex in Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
According to police, the victim, a woman from Kawasaki, was on the first floor walkway between the station and Tokyu department store just after 4 p.m. when the suspect attacked her with a knife.
She suffered five stab wounds to her back and chest, some up to 13 centimeters deep, and was taken to hospital where she is in a critical condition, NTV reported.
The department store was closed for the day. After the attack, panic ensued with commuters screaming and rushing out of the station, Jiji Press reported.
The assailant was detained by station police who found her sitting about 20 meters away from the victim. She was quoted by police as saying that she didn't like the way the victim stared at her, Jiji reported.
Neither of the women knew each other, police said.
Police cordoned off the area and covered the crime scene with a blue sheet. The assailant was taken to the Shibuya police station about 300 meters away from the station.
Police said she was mumbling incoherently but said she was from Fukuoka, TV media reported.© Japan Today