• Kyodo


Police are searching for a man who jumped off a platform at Tokyo’s JR Akabane Station on Wednesday and ran down the tracks after a woman claimed to a JR East employee that someone had groped her on a train.

The man jumped from the Saikyo Line platform at around 8:25 p.m., prompting JR East to immediately call the police.

According to the Akabane Police Station in Kita Ward, the man probably fled the scene after he was accused of molesting the woman.

JR East said the man’s intrusion onto the tracks caused delays for some lines, including the Saikyo Line and Keihin Tohoku Line, affecting about 39,000 people.

It followed a similar incident earlier this month when a man jumped off the platform at Ikebukuro Station and ran down the tracks after he was accused of groping a woman.

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