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Man arrested for threatening bus passenger with box cutter

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Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of violating the swords and firearms control law after he threatened a passenger on a bus.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Friday on a bus in front of JR Nishi-Kawaguchi Station. TV Asahi reported that the suspect, who was on the bus, grabbed the man sitting in front of him and threatened him with a box cutter, saying “Would you like to die with me?”

Another passenger, a man in his 40s, grabbed the suspect’s arm and subdued him, while the driver called 110. No one was hurt in the incident.

Police quoted the suspect, who was drunk at the time of his arrest, as saying, “I got irritated because some of the passengers on the bus were staring at me.”

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Police quoted the suspect, who was drunk at the time of his arrest, as saying, “I got irritated because some of the passengers on the bus were staring at me.”

This is actually scary. Violent nutters like this should locked away for a long time.

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Not so clever. Next, some prison mates will stare at him, but now he ran out of box cutters.

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Good Point Alex.

Can't recall the last time I carried a BOX Cutter around.

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Also, one does not simply carry box cutters around with them in public spaces. Not unless they intend to use it.

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He threatened violence because he thought people were staring at him? Do you know how many people stare at foreigners in Japan, even within big foreigner-filled cities like Tokyo? Imagine if a foreign person here threatened violence every time they were "stared at". Unbelievable.

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It looks like he pick his line from a action movie - you want to die with me? Its always a jobless man in the crime. Why doesn't the social services get them a job?

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“I got irritated because some of the passengers on the bus were staring at me.”

I'm guessing they were staring at him because he was noticeably drunk, and in his own sweet way made sure to let everyone know it.

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Uh, oh! Another freak off his leash. Hope this one gets a good psych evaluation and counseling. Sadly, it’s more likely he’ll get a strong talking to, make an apology and be back on the bus tomorrow.

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“I got irritated because some of the passengers on the bus were staring at me.”

They surely were after you behaved like a total twat!

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“I got irritated because some of the passengers on the bus were staring at me.”

Not one person was looking at you, Rockwell.

No one checks out random 50 year old dudes.

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