Man approaches high court bench with knife

Kyodo

A man involved in a civil action was arrested Tuesday after suddenly walking up to the bench with a knife at the Sapporo High Court, police said.

The three judges immediately left the courtroom and were unhurt, but a police officer sustained minor wounds when he tried to overpower Ryo Sudo, they said.

“I tried to kill the judges,” Sudo, 41, was quoted as telling investigators.