A 25-year-old police officer committed suicide by shooting himself in the toilet at a police station in Yokohama on Saturday.
According to Kanagawa prefectural police, the body of the patrolman, with a bullet wound to his head, was found in a toilet on the first floor of the police station in Izumi Ward at around 8:25 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. He was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Police said a gun was found in the toilet cubicle beside the body and that one bullet had been fired.
The patrolman had been due to go on duty at 8:30 a.m. His supervisor was quoted as saying he had noticed nothing unusual in his behavior over the past few days.
The officer joined the police force in February last year and was assigned to a "koban" in the Izumi district last July.© Japan Today