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Man tries to set fire to police officer guarding Crown Princess Masako’s family home

Police in Tokyo have arrested 75-year-old man on suspicion of obstructing police in the performance of their duty after he tried to set fire to a police officer, who was guarding Crown Princess Masako’s family home in Meguro Ward.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. The suspect sprayed a female police officer in her 20s with insecticide and tried to ignite it with a lighter. The officer was able to knock the lighter out of the man’s hand and subdue him until help arrived.
The man, who was reportedly drunk, was quoted by police as saying he attacked the officer because he hated police.


© Japan Today
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