A train in Yokohama was forced to perform an emergency stop after a man wielding a knife got into an argument with a fellow passenger on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said they received a call at around 3:30 p.m. from someone in the train on the Keihin Tohoku Line heading from Tsurumi to Shinkoyasu Station, Sankei reported. The caller said a knife-wielding man was acting aggressively.
The train performed an emergency stop after which dozens of passengers exited the train and filed out onto the tracks. A police officer who happened to be on the train at the time apprehended the knife-wielding man, 71-year-old Masazumi Teratani.
Witnesses said that Teratani lost his temper after reprimanding a 50-year-old male passenger who was using a tablet computer while sitting in a priority seat. Teratani drew a knife from his bag and began yelling inside the train car.© Japan Today