Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he pushed a 53-year-old woman off the train platform at Ikoma Station.
A station employee was able to help the woman back up onto the platform before a train arrived, but she sustained minor injuries in the fall, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, the incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. Thursday. Police said the suspect, Tomoyuki Matsuo, has admitted to the charge, and quoted him as saying he knew a train was about to arrive before he pushed the woman whom he did not know. Police said he gave no reason for what he did.
Station surveillance camera footage showed the woman walking along the platform when the suspect pushed her shoulder with both hands from the side. A station employee pushed the emergency button, stopping the next train before it reached the station.© Japan Today