Police in Tokyo are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to rape a woman in her 20s while in a restroom inside JR Shinjuku station on Sunday night. Police said that the man struck the woman violently across the face before fleeing the scene.
Police said the attack occurred at around 8:30 p.m. in a multi-purpose restroom inside the station. Livedoor News reported that police received a call from a station attendant who said that he had found a woman crying inside the restroom and that she appeared to be in trouble.
According to police, the woman had met the man, who is in his 20s, online and had gotten together with him for the first time on Sunday for drinks. Afterwards, the woman began to feel ill and was taken into the station restroom by the man. It was at that time that he attempted to rape the woman who screamed out for help. The woman said he hit her across the face and then fled the restroom.© Japan Today