• Kyodo


A bullet train passenger was taken into custody Sunday in Fukuoka Prefecture after he was found carrying a knife, West Japan Railway Co. officials said.

The man did not commit any violent acts with the knife and no one was injured.

The incident took place aboard a Nozomi superexpress from Tokyo to Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, when an attendant spotted the man with the knife at around 2 p.m. He was taken off the train by police officers at Kokura Station.

JR West delayed services by up to 11 minutes to address the matter, affecting about 500 people, the railway said.

The incident happened almost exactly three months after a deadly knife attack on another Nozomi bullet train that left one man dead and two women injured in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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