Man arrested for crawling under JR train in Chiba


Police in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old man on a charge of obstruction of business after he jumped onto the tracks and crawled under a train on Thursday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. at Ichikawa-shiohama Station on the JR Keiyo Line, Fuji TV reported.

The man, Ryota Hata, who lives in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, crawled under a stationary train, causing train delays while station staff tried to get him to come back up onto the platform.

Eventually, Hata was pulled up forcibly by seven police officers. Police quoted Hata as saying he wanted to commit suicide.

JR East said services were delayed for 24 minutes, affecting 40 trains.

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mate if you want to kill yourself just jump off a building or cliff or something. Crawling under a train?? That HAS to be a first...

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Looks like what he really wanted was attention.

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what on earth is this man thinking of??

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certainly not a physics major

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Attention seeking man child.

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i would call that "freak of nature obstructing the lives of normal people"

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If the trains here in Japan run like the subway system if he wanted to off himself they should have activated the third rail he would have got what he wanted real fast.

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Come on guys. Attention seeking or not it was a cry for help. Suicide isn't something to be joking about.

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Police quoted Hata as saying he wanted to commit suicide.

However, he ended up only being an enfant terrible.

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Crawling under a stopped train to end your life? Yeah, that'll do it!

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