Car carrying filmmaker Takeshi Kitano attacked, man arrested
Written by tokyoclub on September 5, 2021
A car carrying comedian and prizewinning filmmaker Takeshi Kitano was attacked Saturday night in the premises of a Tokyo TV station by a man wielding a pickaxe, with police arresting him on the spot, investigators said.
Kitano, 74, also called Beat Takeshi, and others were unharmed in the attack at Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc., according to the police.
The man in his 40s from Chiba Prefecture was also in possession of a knife with a 10-centimeter blade and has admitted to weapons violations, the investigators said. Kitano had appeared in a TBS live-broadcast program Saturday night.
Japanese movie director Takeshi Kitano signs autographs for fans at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 9, 2017. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo