Police have arrested a 19-year-old youth for attacking a 70-year-old man with an ice pick in a park in Yokohama.
According to police, the incident occurred in Marine Park at around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, waited on a path until the man approached him and then asked the man to help him find a lost contact lens. As the man bent over, the youth lunged at him with an ice pick, striking him in the face and chest, and then fled.
Police said the victim suffered serious injuries but is in a stable condition.
Police said the suspect told his friend prior to the attack that he wanted to see what it was like to kill someone, Fuji reported. When the friend heard about the attack, he contacted police who took the suspect into custody.© Japan Today