Police said Friday they have arrested a 49-year-old man in Tokyo for throwing iron bars onto train tracks.
According to police, the man, who has been named as Kenji Ishibashi from Nerima Ward, was observed on CCTV cameras throwing two L-shaped pieces of iron, each measuring 80 cms long and 30 cms wide, onto the tracks of the Seibu Shinjuku Line on June 4 at around 6 a.m., TV Asahi reported.
Police say that although a train later ran over the rods, there was no damage and no passenger injuries were reported following the resulting emergency stop.
During police questioning, Ishibashi was quoted as saying, "I did it because the construction noise late at night was loud and disturbed me."
Police say they are also investigating the possibility that Ishibashi was involved in four further cases of items being left on nearby train tracks last month.© Japan Today