Police in Tokyo have arrested a 39-year-old member of the Air Self-Defense Force on a charge of attempted murder after he pushed a man onto the train tracks at JR Okubo Station in Shinjuku Ward.
The incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Lt-Col Yoshiaki Tsuruta, was seen yelling "I'll kill you," before pushing a 44-year-old company employee off the platform, TBS reported.
According to police, before the incident took place, Tsuruta had been walking along the platform dodging other passengers when he suddenly bumped shoulders with the company employee. Witnesses said the two men got into an argument and that Tsuruta appeared to be intoxicated.
The victim, who was uninjured, managed to get back up onto the platform before a train arrived.
Police quoted Tsuruta as saying he has no memory of the event.© Japan Today