Man held for clicking photos up woman’s skirt stabs cops in Japan court
The man was accused of secretly taking pictures under a female train passenger’s skirt in Sendai, a coastal city north of Tokyo.world Updated: Jun 16, 2017 13:54 IST
A Japanese man accused of taking pictures up a woman’s skirt stabbed two court officers on Friday as the verdict in his sex pest case was being delivered, a court spokesman and media said.
Seiji Yodogawa, 30, reportedly yelled “what a rotten justice system” as he lunged at the two officers standing in the court gallery and slashed them on their face and back with a hidden knife.
Yodogawa was immediately taken into custody on attempted murder charges, the spokesman added.
The two policemen were sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported.
The courtroom drama erupted just as the judge was delivering a verdict in Yodogawa’s upskirting case.
He had been charged over allegations he secretly took pictures under a female train passenger’s skirt in Sendai, a coastal city north of Tokyo.
The accused man was out on bail and did not go through a body search when he turned up for the verdict in his case on Friday.
The original charge against Yodogawa has been temporarily suspended since the verdict was not fully read, the court spokesman said.
First Published: Jun 16, 2017 13:54 IST