14-year-old girl slashed on face by man on street in Saitama
Police said Saturday they are looking for a man who reportedly slashed a 14-year-old girl on the face while she was walking home in Misato, Saitama Preceture, on Friday afternoon.
The incident took place at around 5:40 p.m., TV Asahi reported. Police received a call from a passerby just before 6 p.m., stating that a young girl was in trouble, bleeding from the face.
The victim told police that she and a girl friend had left school together. About 10 minutes after she and her friend parted, she told police that a man grabbed her from behind and cut her chin with a knife before fleeing, TV Asahi reported. Police said the girl told them she didn’t know the man.
The girl was taken to hospital. Her chin had a cut five centimeters long, police said.