17-year-old girl stabbed while walking her dog on Chiba street
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Jan 23
Police said Tuesday they are looking for a man who stabbed a 17-year-old girl while she was walking her dog in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, the attack occurred at around 6 p.m. on Monday. The girl said she was walking her dog when she was suddenly grabbed from behind by a man, TBS reported. Police quoted her as saying that the man told her to be quiet and then hit her on the head. He then stabbed her on the right side of her head with what appeared to be a knife, the girl said.
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The man under arrest for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, told police on Thursday that he wanted to hijack a plane at Haneda airport and fly it into Tokyo Skytree to take revenge on society. (Japan Today )
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