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12-year-old boy shoplifted knife and stabbed woman in the back because he wanted to kill someone

By Mason White 11:20 AM November 28, 2017
Pocket knife (illustration)

A young boy is being questioned by police after allegedly stabbing a woman in the back, according to police in Japan.

Sapporo police said that they have arrested the 12-year-old boy, who was not identified, after being accused of stealing a knife and stabbing the woman who was walking on the street near her home.

The boy will not be charged as he is under 14-years-old.

After questioning by police, the boy was released to his parents.

According to the police investigation, the boy shoplifted a knife about a month ago.

On Saturday, at around 6:00 p.m., the woman was walking home from a shopping mall when the 12-year-old boy approached her from behind.

The boy then plunged his knife into the woman’s back and fled the scene.

A passerby called police after finding the woman on the ground.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she is said to be in stable condition.

Police reviewed security surveillance footage and officers were able to identify the boy.

During questioning by police, the boy admitted to stabbing the woman.

The boy said that he felt like hurting a person with a knife.

He also wanted to see someone die.