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A 14-year-old boy was arrested early Monday on suspicion of stabbing a bus driver in the western suburb of Hachioji the previous afternoon, police said.

The third-year junior high school student has admitted stabbing the 37-year-old driver in the chest with a fruit knife, slightly injuring him, as he tried to prevent the boy from hijacking the vehicle around 3:10 p.m. Sunday, the police said.

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