Police and firefighters were called to the West Shinjuku branch of electronics retailer Bic Camera on Sunday night, after emergency services received a call saying there was a strange odor coming from the men’s toilets on the fourth floor.
Police are looking for two men accused of spraying an irritant in the men’s toilets after 7 p.m. A male customer who was using a cubicle at the time told police that a man called out to him, saying he had left his cell phone in the cubicle. The customer passed the phone over the top of the door, and one of the men sprayed the gas, believed to be a mace or other irritant. The customer suffered minor injuries to one of his eyes.
Police said that there were about 40 people on the fourth floor at the time of the incident, but that no one else was injured.© News reports