Police on Monday arrested a man after he entered the grounds of a school in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, and brandished a knife.
According to police, the man, identified as Tsuyoshi Nagamine, 45, entered Moriyama Minami Junior High School at around 8:30 a.m., TBS reported. The man approached a teacher and demanded to see a certain student and also asked for the student's phone number. When the teacher refused, the man unwrapped a towel and produced a knife.
Nagamine was quickly restrained by police who were already on the scene.
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