American military member held for assault near Yokosuka base
An American man employed at the hospital at the U.S. naval base at Yokosuka has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman on Wednesday night, police said Thursday.
According to police, the 22-year-old suspect approached the 26-year-old woman from behind on a street in Wakamatsu-cho at about 11:30 p.m., TBS reported. The woman told police he hugged her and put his left hand over her mouth. The woman said she broke free and fell to the ground, but suffered no injuries.
A passerby witnessed the incident and called police. The suspect was quoted by police as saying he was drunk and doesn’t remember doing anything, TBS reported.