A 33-year-old man jumped to his death from his 7th-floor business hotel room after holding two female employees hostage for three hours in Fukuoka on Wednesday.
According to police, the man, who had been staying at the R&B Hotel near JR Hakata Station since Sunday, called the front desk at around 4 a.m. to complain that his TV wasn't working, Fuji TV reported. A woman employee in her 30s went to his room, but when she didn't return, another woman employee, also in her 30s, went up to the room. The man locked them both in and threatened them with a stun gun, police said, adding he also beat the first woman who came to his room about the head and face.
The man, whose name has not been released, let one woman out at around 6:20 a.m. and she called police and alerted other hotel staff. After police unsuccessfully tried to talk the man into coming out of the room, they broke in at 7:40 a.m. The man then jumped out the window before police could stop him. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The second hostage was uninjured, police said. The man's stun gun was found on the bed.
A passerby said the man's body was heavily tattooed, local media reported.© Japan Today