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Teen arrested in Shizuoka after allegedly stabbing girlfriend in Tokyo

Kyodo

A male teenager was arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing and seriously wounding his girlfriend the previous day.

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested the 19-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed the 18-year-old Tokyo high school student in the neck in Edogawa Ward early Wednesday afternoon and fled.

He was caught in the city of Shizuoka, nearly 200 km southwest. He was quoted by the police as saying he had intended to turn himself in after settling down emotionally.

The girl was taken to a hospital but is not in a life-threatening condition, the police said.