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2009 December 23 - 2010 January 5 [US FORCES]

U.S. marine arrested for trespassing armed with knife

December 28, 2009
Yamaguchi Police on December 27 arrested a U.S. Marine on suspicion of trespassing and possessing a knife on the property of a residential house in Iwakuni City.

According to police, the 31-year-old captain stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station in Yamaguchi Prefecture admitted to the charge, saying he was drunk at the time.

The suspect at around 3:00 a.m. on December 27 climbed up on the roof of a house and possessed a folding knife with a 7.7-centimeter length blade.
- Akahata, December 28, 2009
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