Saitama prefectural police said Monday that a 54-year-old police officer has been arrested after he assaulted two train station attendants.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. on Sept 27 at Shinrinkoen Station on the Tobu Tojo line. TBS reported that the officer, Koichi Uchida, punched a station attendant while on the platform. Another station attendant who heard the commotion came running over to intervene, but was also assaulted by Uchida who refused to calm down.

Neither station attendant was seriously hurt, police said.

According to police, Uchida was severely intoxicated at the time of the incident and had fallen asleep on the last train, when a station attendant came to wake him up. Uchida was enraged upon being awoken and began attacking the station attendant in a drunken fit, TBS reported.

Uchida was quoted by police as saying he didn’t lay a hand on anyone.

Japan Today

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