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Australian national accused of threatening to harm wife

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 29-year-old male Australian national for allegedly threatening to harm his wife while they lived apart, reports Fuji News Network (June 5).

On May 29, the suspect allegedly sent a letter to the Ikebukuro Police Station in which he threatened to cause injury to his wife, a Japanese national in her 30s.

The Australian admits to the allegations, police said. “I did not know where my wife was, so I wanted to inquire through the police,” the suspect was quoted.

According to police, the wife of the victim fled their residence due to domestic violence administered by the suspect. He then sent letters to several police stations in seeking her whereabouts.