A woman was attacked with a strong alkaline liquid in a store at a train station in Tokyo’s Ota Ward on Friday night.
According to police, the 19-year-old woman was working at a confectionery store at JR Omori Station at around 7 p.m. when she was attacked from behind by an assailant who threw a clear liquid into her face, TBS reported. She was quoted by police as saying she was unable to see the assailant.
Police on Saturday arrested the assailant who was an ex-boyfriend of the woman.
Police say the woman sustained burns to her face and back in the attack, thought to have been caused by a strong alkaline agent that was detected in the liquid.