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Man, 46, wields scissors at Kabukicho police box to take gun

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 46-year-old man who wielded scissors at a police box in the Kabukicho red-light district in an attempt to take a gun, reports the Sankei Shimnbun (Jan. 25).

At around 11:15 a.m. on January 25, Masao Fuse, of no known occupation, thrust the scissors — with 7.5 centimeter-long blades — at an officer, 23, stationed at the box.

After he was apprehended at the scene, Fuse was accused of interfering with the duties of a public servant. “I wanted to rob a convenience store,” Fuse was quoted by police. “So I thought a gun was a necessary. Theft was my intention.”

Masao Fuse
Masao Fuse (Twitter)

Police are now investigating whether to change the charges against the suspect to attempted robbery.