KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police apprehended a pipe-wielding man in Yokohama City on Tuesday, an incident that was caught on tape.
At just before 8:00 a.m., the shirtless man held the metal pipe like a batter in the box on a road in Totsuka Ward before swinging wildly at several officers who approached him.
Police later accused of Masayuki Numagami, a 40-year-old resident of Chigasaki City, of interfering with the duties of a public servant.
“When I saw the uniforms of the officers, I decided to swing the iron pipe around so that they wouldn’t come near,” Numagami was quoted in admitting to the allegations.
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Fled traffic accident
In footage provided by the network, one officer with a pole rushes the portly Numagami on the road but winds up tumbling to the pavement.
The suspect then makes a run for it, slickly transferring the pipe from one hand to the other behind his back.
But, seconds later, another officer shoves him with his riot shield up against a fence. Other officers join to complete the apprehension.
Prior to the incident, Numagami was involved in a traffic accident. As he fled the scene, he picked up the pipe, police said.