• Kyodo


A man was arrested Friday morning in Asahi Ward, Yokohama, after being spotted on the tracks of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line and delaying bullet train services, Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) and police said.

JR Tokai officials said the driver of the Nozomi No. 2 service bound for Tokyo from Okayama spotted a man on the tracks about 10 km from Shin-Yokohama Station at around 9 a.m.

About 15 minutes later, another bullet train driver saw the man leaving the tracks, the officials said.

JR personnel seized the man and turned him over to Kanagawa Prefectural Police, the railway and police officials said. The suspect is a 50-year-old man of no fixed address.

The incident delayed 11 bullet train runs by up to 20 minutes, the JR Tokai officials said.

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