15-year-old boy arrested after man stabbed in shopping center toilet

Japan Today -- May 30
Police in Tsurugashima, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 53-year-old man in the toilet of a shopping center.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:50 p.m. Saturday in a toilet on the second floor at the Wakaba Walk mall, Fuji TV reported. The victim, from Kawagoe, was stabbed in the left calf, police said. He was taken to hospital where doctors said his wound is not life-threatening.

Police said the boy, who is high school student, and the man did not know each other and that the attack appeared to be random. The man told police when he came out of the toilet cubicle, he was suddenly attacked by the boy. He staggered out of the toilet and sought help from a shopper who called police. When police arrived, the boy was outside near the toilet. A bloodstained knife with a 17-cm-long blade was found on the toilet floor.

Police said the boy has admitted to stabbing the man but has so far given no motive. - Japan Today

埼玉県鶴ケ島市にあるショッピングモールのトイレで15歳の少年が53歳の男性を包丁で刺して殺害しようとしたとして現行犯逮捕されました。  警察によりますと、29日午後1時ごろ、鶴ケ島市のショッピングモールで通行人から「足から出血した男性が包丁で刺されたと言っている」と110番通報がありました。  警察が駆け付けると男子トイレの前で男性が血を流して倒れていて、近くには凶器とみられる血が付いた刃渡り17センチの包丁がありました。  男性は左足を刺されましたが命に別状はありません。  警察はその場にいた自称高校生の少年を殺人未遂の疑いで現行犯逮捕し、少年は容疑を認めているということです。  少年と男性に面識はないとみられ警察は動機や事件の経緯を調べています。 - ANNnewsCH