A person attacked two junior highschool ladies with a knife within the northeastern Japan metropolis of Sendai whereas they had been strolling to high school on Thursday morning, wounding one in every of them severely, the Miyagi prefectural police stated.
The police arrested Hiroyuki Owari, 43, who lives within the neighborhood, on suspicion of trying to homicide one of many ladies. “I did it to commit a homicide and go to jail,” the suspect was quoted as telling investigators.
Cops stand exterior the residence of the suspect in a knife assault on two junior highschool college students in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on July 7, 2022. (Kyodo)
He was additionally quoted as confessing to them, “I repeatedly stabbed their backs with a kitchen knife from house.”
Owari allegedly attacked the pair on a avenue at round 8 a.m. and chased them as they fled, slashing them additional, an investigative supply stated. It seems he and the victims had not identified one another.
One of many ladies suffered critical wounds, whereas the opposite sustained minor accidents, however each have a number of wounds, together with on their backs, in line with the supply.
A lady in her 70s who lives close to the scene stated she noticed one of many ladies collapsed in entrance of the doorway to a residence and surrounded by police.
A person in his 60s stated he noticed Owari being arrested. “Police restrained his arms, and he was compliant.”