Police shoot man brandishing wooden sword

OSAKA, Aug 30 (News On Japan) - A police officer fired three gunshots at a man who attempted to seize a handgun and was brandishing a wooden sword early Wednesday on the streets of Higashiyodogawa Ward, Osaka.

The man swinging the sword suffered injuries to his leg and was apprehended at the scene.

Around 12:40 AM, two police officers on bicycles approached the man on the streets of Higashiyodogawa Ward, Osaka, and attempted to question him. However, the man started to flee.

After running approximately 200 meters, the man took out a wooden sword from his backpack and began swinging it, attempting to seize the police officer's handgun. In response, the male police sergeant issued a warning and then fired three gunshots towards the man's feet, with at least one bullet striking the man's leg.

The 37-year-old man, whose residence and occupation are unknown, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of obstructing official duties.

Aug 30 () - 30日未明、大阪市東淀川区の路上で木刀を振り回すなど暴れていた男に対し、警察官が拳銃を3発発砲しました。男は足にけがをして現行犯逮捕されました。  ...continue reading