Police on Saturday said they have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shoved another man off the platform onto the tracks at JR Machida Station in Tokyo on Friday.
Police identified the suspect as Tatsuya Yamazaki, a real estate company employee, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. Fuji TV reported that a 36-year-old office worker who was on his way to work got into an argument with another man after bumping into his shoulder. The second man then shoved him off the platform.
The man who fell onto the tracks was able to get back up onto the platform before the next train arrived. Police said he suffered a back injury.
Police said witnesses told them at first that the perpetrator ran up the stairs and left the station. However, Yamazaki -- who has admitted to the charge -- said he left the station by getting onto a train.
He was identified through platform surveillance camera footage, police said.
Yamazaki was quoted by police as saying he was angry after being bumped into and that he shoved the man but denied any intent to kill.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the arrest of a suspect.© Japan Today