A Tohoku-bound bullet train was forced to make an emergency stop after passengers reported that a man had warned there would be an explosion on the train.
According to police, the Tohoku shinkansen running from Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori was stopped in Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, at around 9 a.m. Friday, after a passenger reported that a man had said, “There’s going to be an explosion in this carriage”.
Fuji TV reported that police conducted a search, but no suspicious packages or items were found.
During police questioning, the man said, “I was drunk and on the phone at the time. I may have said I felt like my bladder was going to explode.”