German man suspected of spraying liquid on women in Shibuya -- Aug 06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male German national for allegedly spraying a liquid on two women in Shibuya Ward earlier this week, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 3).

On Sunday, Anton Weimer, 45, allegedly sprayed the unidentified liquid on the neck of a 20-year-old female college student without saying a word while she walked on Takeshita-dori.

About 30 minutes later, the suspect allegedly sprayed two other women at a location about 500 meters from the first incident.

There were no injuries in the incidents, police said.

“I did something,” Weimer was quoted by police in admitting to the allegations.

Police are now trying to identify the liquid.

逮捕された男は「なんてことをしてしまったんだ」と話しています。  自称・ドイツ人のアントン・ウィマー容疑者(45)は2日、東京・渋谷区の竹下通りで、20歳の女子大学生の首にスプレーで液体を噴き掛けた疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、ウィマー容疑者は女性の背後から無言で突然スプレーを噴射して立ち去り、その約30分後にも500メートルほど離れた場所で別の女性2人に液体を噴き掛けたということです。いずれの女性もけがはありません。ウィマー容疑者は「なんてことをしてしまったんだ」と容疑を認めています。警視庁は液体の鑑定を進めています。
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