A man was arrested in violation of the Sword and Firearms Control law and for attempted robbery after he threatened an employee with a 16-cm chopping knife and demanded money at the reception of a traffic safety association on the first floor of a police station in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture on Monday afternoon.
The man reportedly threatened to kill the female employee working at the desk if she didn't give him money, but officers soon noticed the incident and restrained the offender. The woman was unharmed.
According to police, 22-year-old Kazuhiro Hatakeyama said that he attempted the robbery because he needed the money. Hatakeyama had arrived at the police station in his own vehicle, and was reportedly also carrying cooking oil and a lighter.© News reports