According to media reports, police in Tokyo arrested a man who allegedly attacked a car carrying a Japanese entertainment icon, Takeshi Kitano, with a pickaxe, but no one was injured.
The 74-year-old director and actor, also known as the stage name Beat Takeshi, stays in the car with the driver and leaves the TBS TV network grounds every Saturday night after a live talk show, TBS, and other Japanese media. I was saying. Reported on Sunday.
The suspect hit Kitano’s car with a pickaxe several times, demanding that Takeshi get out of the car, TBS reported. Security guards and suspects, called police, were arrested on the scene, the report said.
According to reports such as Kyodo News and TBS, the suspect was a man in his 40s and had a knife with a blade of 10 cm (4 inches).
The Metropolitan Police Department said Monday that the suspect had been arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of weapons, but refused to confirm the report.
TBS said he told police in June that he was angry after being ignored when Kitano’s car knelt down for help entering the entertainment industry. Police are investigating the suspect’s motives, the report said.
The versatile Kitano is also active as a comedian, actor and writer. He won the Golden Lion at the 1997 Venice Film Festival “Hanabi” and directed popular films such as “Zatoichi”, “Sonatine” and “Angry”.