A 47-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted robbery after he tried to steal a gun from a policeman in Tokyo.
According to police, Toshimitsu Takahashi, an unemployed resident of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, entered a police box at Ueno station in Taito Ward at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, asking the two policemen on duty whether they had guns, Fuji TV reported. He then suddenly took out an 8-cm-long pair of scissors from his pocket and pointed it toward one of the policemen, urging him to hand over his gun.
The policemen subdued the man and arrested him on the spot on charges of an attempted robbery. No one was injured in the incident, Fuji TV reported.
The man was quoted by police as saying he wanted the gun to commit suicide.© Japan Today