Man holds 4-yr-old boy hostage; sends mother into bank to get money
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 09
A man who held a 4-year-old boy hostage at knifepoint sent the boy's mother into a bank in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, to get money, on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the man forced his way into the home of a doctor at about 9:40 a.m., TBS reported. He threatened the woman and her son with a knife and ordered them into a car. Outside the bank, the suspect ordered the woman to go into the Bank of Fukuoka and withdraw money from her account, police said.
The woman handed the bank teller a note which said her child was being held hostage by a man who wanted money. The teller contacted police who rushed to the scene. The suspect tried to flee in the car and was apprehended about 400 meters from the bank.
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