• Kyodo


A 6-year-old boy was seriously wounded Thursday morning when he was attacked by a man wielding an ax on the premises of a Seoul school for Japanese children, the Japanese Embassy and other sources said.

The 36-year-old assailant, whose name was not available, was immediately seized by a guard and handed over to police, who arrested him on the spot, according to the school. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported investigators were treating the incident as attempted murder.

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