JR East officials said Monday that train services on the JR Musashino line were disrupted on Sunday night after a woman jumped onto the tracks and then climbed a power pole at Higashi-Tokorozawa Station in Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. TBS reported that woman, who is in her 20s, jumped onto the tracks and started walking in the direction of Nishi-Funabashi. When station staff called out to her, she climbed three meters up a power pole and remained there for about 40 minutes until rescue personnel brought her down.
Police said she was taken to hospital for an examination. Station staff said the woman appeared drunk at the time of the incident, TBS reported.
JR officials said services were disrupted for about 40 minutes, affecting around 1,200 commuters.© Japan Today