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Man arrested over Yoshinoya standoff in December indicted after psychiatric evaluation

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Prosecutors in Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture, have indicted a 53-year-old unemployed man who threatened staff and customers with a knife in a Yoshinoya gyudon (beef bowl) restaurant in December.

Naohiro Fukuda was charged with forcible obstruction of business and violating the Firearms and Sword Control Law, after a three-month psychiatric evaluation ended on March 23, prosecutors said Thursday.

The incident occurred at around 4:10 p.m. on Dec 15. Fukuda brandished a knife with a 16-cm-long blade. Customers and employees fled and no one was injured. However, Fukuda refused to come out of the restaurant while talking to police. He surrendered about 90 minutes later. Police said Fukuda was drunk at the time of his arrest.

Fukuda is believed to have had trouble with a Yoshinoya employee and told police upon his arrest that he was angry at the response by the company’s customer call center to a complaint he made.

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A Yoshinoya in Yachiyo in Chiba?

Probably came straight from pachinko and bought the knife at a Mega Donki.

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Yoshinoya is delicious. I'm wondering what that employee did that sent him over the edge? Maybe they told him to chill out on the free pickled ginger.

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