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.
After the girl struggled, the man fled on foot. Police said he was described as being 25 to 30 years old, and about 175 cms tall.
The girl was taken to hospital to be treated for a 3-cm-long gash above her forehead, police said.