Osaka: Man plunges to death from apartment after police discover marijuana
tokyoreporter.com -- Feb 15
A man plunged to his death from an apartment in Naniwa Ward on Saturday after police arrived and discovered marijuana, reports the Sankei Shimbun

At around 1:10 p.m., police entered the residence, located on the seventh floor of a building in Naniwa Ward, and found an unspecified amount of marijuana and a syringe.

According to the Naniwa Police Station, the man, believed to be in his 30s, attempted to escape via a balcony but fell to the ground below.

The man was transported to a hospital where he was later confirmed dead, police said.

The residence was being rented for short-term stays. Prior to the incident, the female manager of the apartment contacted police after the man and his female companion, 29, had failed to leave the premises.

Police arrested the woman over the alleged possession of marijuana.

After the man reached the balcony, he climbed across to the balcony of an adjacent unit to flee an officer who pursued him. The man then accidentally fell, police said.

- tokyoreporter.com

2月13日、大阪市浪速区の民泊施設で、警察官から事情聴取を受けた男性がベランダから逃走しようとしたところ、転落し、死亡しました。  13日午後1時ごろ、大阪市浪速区恵美須西の民泊施設の管理人から「チェックアウトする予定の男女が寝転んでいて、部屋も荒らされている」と通報がありました。警察によりますと、7階の部屋に駆け付けた警察官が大麻や注射器を見つけたことから、30代とみられる男性と29歳の女に事情聴取をしようとしたところ、男性がベランダ伝いに逃げ出したということです。男性は隣のマンションに飛び移ろうとしましたが、転落し、搬送先の病院で死亡が確認されました。  女はその場で大麻の所持を認めたということで、現行犯逮捕されました。警察は男性の身元の特定を急ぐとともに、女から事情を聴いています。 - MBS NEWS

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