Teenager arrested after hijacking Japanese bus

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A boy, who says he is 14, has been arrested after hijacking a bus with ten people on board in Japan. He said he hijacked the bus to cause trouble for his parents.

The boy hijacked the bus in Okazaki. The vehicle was traveling along the Tomei Expressway between Tokyo and Nagoya.

The boy, who had a knife, was arrested after briefly attempting to hide on board. The bus was at a rest stop in Okazaki at the time. He said to officers, "I was scolded by my parents so I did this to cause them trouble," according to Jiji Press.

The incident was resolved within a few hours of police being summoned.