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Man arrested for assaulting police officer while attempting to steal gun at Shibuya koban

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of assault and attempted robbery after he tried to steal a police officer’s gun in a koban (police box) at Shibuya Station.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:50 a.m. on Sunday at the koban in front of Shibuya Station, Kyodo News reported. The police officer was alone in the koban at the time.

The suspect grabbed the officer’s neck and threatened him with a pair of scissors. He then tried to steal the gun from the officer’s holster.

The officer, who is in his 20s, suffered minor injuries to his forehead while fighting off the suspect. Police quoted the suspect, of unknown address, as saying “I intended to kill myself with the gun.”  

Police said the man came from Hyogo Prefecture to the Kanto region about two weeks ago.

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Man arrested for assaulting police officer while attempting to steal gun at Shibuya koban

Wow! That's new

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A lot of Japanese police guns are on a lanyard so they can't be stolen (or left in a toilet).

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He is lying. Why would you need a gun to kill yourself? You don't need to attack a police officer and steal his gun for that. He probably wanted to at least shoot a few others before killing himself.

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Guns are on a lanyard

That's really really amusing.

Evertime i see those hand guns on a lanyard i cant help but chortle.

However i have noticed not all Japanese law enforcement have lanyards on their hand guns.

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Awa no Gaijin - Evertime i see those hand guns on a lanyard i cant help but chortle.

It doesn't take much to make you chortle, does it? :-)

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Disillusioned - A lot of Japanese police guns are on a lanyard so they can't be stolen (or left in a toilet).

It's apparently only effective for one of those things.

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The suspect grabbed the officer’s neck......

So the cop allowed the perp to get THAT close to him, so that he could grab him?

Talk about a lack of instinct.

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Shibuya koban? Now it scares me to pass through...

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A lanyard on any type of firearm is a good idea. Trust me...that bit of rope buys you time in a struggle. Whilst the goon is struggling to try and get it loose, you have both hands to....well, whatever needs to be done to defuse the situation. That could be reaching for your baton to twat him or CS spray if you have it.

Failing that a good old rabbit punch to the head works a treat.

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The guy needs some serious help! If he wanted to kill himself he could have done that many other ways. I guess he is very disappointed now because he won't be able to do that in jail, unless he is alone in a cell by himself.

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Japan Lacks Serious Mental health care / advise,

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And.... don't, seriously don't... quote T.E.L.L. as being the alternative.

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