Man, indicted over 50 fireworks shot off at Shibuya scramble crossing
TOKYO – On November 15 last year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department filed charges against a self-proclaimed translator for setting off about 50 fireworks at the Scramble Crossing in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Man indicted for shooting fireworks at Shibuya scramble crossing (Nichitere News)
According to investigators, a 35-year-old man, who calls himself a translator, was booked on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law.
A man is suspected of setting off a series of fireworks at the Shibuya scramble crossing last November, causing a traffic hazard and obstructing the passage of pedestrians and cars.
The man fired about 50 fireworks directly above and to the side in about a minute and a half, but was subdued by responding police officers and no one was injured.
The man admitted the charges and said he thought he would stand out if he set off fireworks at the Shibuya scramble crossing, and that he was sorry for causing trouble for the people around him.
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