A 45-year-old man was arrested for breaking and entering, interfering with police in the line of duty and assault on Monday morning, after he forced his way into a liquor store in Ginowan City before attacking police officers who responded to the store’s security alarm.
Police said that they were alerted to the illegal entry just before 4 a.m. Eight officers arrived at the scene about five minutes later. The suspect, identified as Atsushi Uehara, 45, dashed out of the store, only to be surrounded by the officers. He began to threaten the officers with two knives he was carrying and inflicted minor injuries on five of them, leaving cuts on their arms, faces and necks, before being arrested.
Uehara was also carrying a flashlight and a pair of gloves, and told police he entered the store to drink alcohol, but no items were missing or opened in the store. He did test positive to an alcohol breath test after his arrest though.
The store owner was quoted as saying: “Thanks to the quick response of the police, no money or goods were stolen. I had heard there had been a few break-ins recently, and so had the police help install an alarm about two weeks ago. Looks like it came in pretty handy.”© News reports