Man holds 4-yr-old boy hostage; sends mother into bank to get money
A man who held a 4-year-old boy hostage at knifepoint sent the boy’s mother into a bank in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, to get money, on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the man forced his way into the home of a doctor at about 9:40 a.m., TBS reported. He threatened the woman and her son with a knife and ordered them into a car. Outside the bank, the suspect ordered the woman to go into the Bank of Fukuoka and withdraw money from her account, police said.
The woman handed the bank teller a note which said her child was being held hostage by a man who wanted money. The teller contacted police who rushed to the scene. The suspect tried to flee in the car and was apprehended about 400 meters from the bank. The child was unharmed, TBS reported.
The suspect has been identified as Masanobu Tagami, 36, unemployed and of no fixed abode, police said.