Given the overall rarity of firearms in Japan, knives are ceaselessly utilized by these trying to intimidate others or inflict violence.
And amongst these, kitchen knives are ceaselessly talked about in armed theft reviews, possible resulting from their imposing measurement and sharpness.
So these kitchen instruments could be a trigger for alarm when seen outdoors of their pure habitat, similar to on an categorical prepare working alongside the Keikyu Airport Line in Ota, Tokyo, at about 6:40 p.m. on Aug 26. It was there that three kitchen knives fell out of a person’s bag, inflicting one panicked passenger to hit the emergency door cock, a lever that permits passengers to manually open carriage doorways.
The prepare made an emergency cease at Anamori-inari Station so passengers might escape by means of the doorways onto the platform. Some additionally referred to as the emergency quantity 110 for the police or posted on social media that “there is a person with a knife” on the prepare.
All service was quickly suspended on the Keikyu Airport Line for as much as 40 minutes because of the commotion. However, it was rapidly realized that the proprietor of the knives was merely a sushi chef in his 50s who was transferring the blades to his new office. He was somewhat tipsy on the time and had dozed off whereas driving the prepare and a sashimi knife, common kitchen knife, and a pointed carving knife referred to as a deba bocho that he stored in a drawstring bag had gotten unfastened and fell out when he moved.
Aug 30 (Kyodo) – 26日午後6時半ごろ、東京都大田区を走行中の京急空港線の急行電車内で、すし職人の50代男性が荷物から包丁を落とし、驚いた乗客が非常用ドアコックを操作してドアを開けたため、電車が穴守稲荷駅(大田区)付近で緊急停止した。車内は一時騒然となったが、けが人はいなかった。
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