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Fukushima boy who ‘wanted to kill’ stabbed firearms store employee

FUKUSHIMA (TR) – Fukushima Prefectural Police arrested a male youth for allegedly stabbing an employee at a firearms store in Koriyama City over the weekend, reports Fuji News Network (June 6).

“I wanted to kill a person,” the 15-year-old boy told police in admitting to attempted murder. “For that reason, I wanted a gun.”

At around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the boy used a knife to stab the staff member, 79, in the back inside the store.

The staff member suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, and the boy, who lives in the prefecture, did not take any guns, police said.

A boy stabbed an employee at a firearms store in Koriyama City (Twitter)

Just before the incident, the boy discussed with the staff member about how to apply with the public safety commission to legally possess a firearm. When the staff member turned his back, the boy carried out the attack.

Earlier in the day, a male caller to the store said, “I’d like to see a real gun. I’m coming now.”

Police are investigating whether it was the boy who placed the call.