Man who refused to get off shinkansen arrested in Nagoya

Japan Today -- Apr 06
Aichi prefectural police have arrested a 50-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after he refused to get off a shinkansen (bullet train) and remained inside the restroom.

According to police, Koichi Takanaga, from Shiga Prefecture, was seated on the Tokaido Shinkansen operating between Kyoto and Nagoya on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. A conductor approached him at around 4:25 p.m. for a ticket check and asked him to wear a face mask. Instead of complying with the request, Takanaga went to the restroom, where he remained for the rest of the trip.

While in the restroom, he yelled out, “You can take me, a customer, hostage and cause a riot if you want.”

The incident caused a 23-minute delay in train operations when Takanaga refused to get off the train at Nagoya Station.

- Japan Today

騒然とする駅のホーム。 防護服を着た警察官に付き添われ、新幹線から降りてきた男。 無職の高永浩一容疑者(50)。 事件は、2日夕方、京都駅から名古屋駅に向かう東海道新幹線の車内で起こった。 - FNNプライムオンライン