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Man threatens police officer in 'koban' with box cutter knife; demands handgun

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A 52-year-old unemployed man has been arrested after he entered a koban (police box) in Tokyo on Thursday night, threatened a police officer with a box cutter knife and demanded a gun.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 p.m. in a koban at Ueno Station, Fuji TV reported. Police said the man, Shinya Takeda, whose address is unknown, entered the koban and pulled a box cutter knife out of his bag. He threatened a 47-year-old officer with it, and demanded he hand him his gun.

Two other officers who were present subdued Takeda. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and obstructing police in the performance of their official duties.

Nobody was injured, police said.

Police said Takeda told them he needed money and wanted the gun to commit robberies.

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Man threatens police officer in 'koban' with box cutter knife; demands handgun

He clearly didn't think it through.

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Duh!

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Police said Takeda told them he needed money and wanted the gun to commit robberies.

Sure, get yer gun at the getting place. Aside from the routine lunacy and regularity of this nonsense, I daresay a box cutter would work just fine for robberies. Unless of course, he simply wanted 3 hots and a cot. He must have heard how cushy Ghosn has it in lockup.

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Stressed much

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Ha ha! That’s what you get for brining a knife to a gun fight! :D

Lock this loon up before he hurts somebody.

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Ueno is a big station and at 8:00p.m. there must be more one police officer on duty. 1 person with a box cutter against 3 police officers (persumed all are armed) does not seem to have good odds to win. Also you do not really need a handgun to commit robberies. This person is either really stupid or just want to go to jail for the free meal and roof overhead.

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Definite Darwin Award candidate.

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I wonder why he specifically wanted a gun ...

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Never take a box cutter to a gun fight...

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He's lucky the cop didn't give him just the bullets.

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