Police in Oguchi, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after he placed stones on tracks at a crossing on the Meitestu (Nagoya Railroad Co) last year.
According to police, Hiroki Koike has admitted to the charge, local media reported. He was quoted as saying, “I was stressed out because of my job at the time and frustration with my family.” He also told police he wanted to see a train derailed.
Police said Koike placed stones on the tracks three times between from August 29 and September 18 at a railway crossing in Konan City, Aichi Prefecture. A train ran over the stones, and was forced to stop for about 50 minutes while a check was made.
No passengers were injured.
Koike turned himself in at Konan Police Station on January 20.© Japan Today