In Tokyo, a man managed to get into the emperor’s residence. It was only discovered after two hours. There was a reason for his break-in – it wasn’t money.
In Tokyo, according to media reports, a man broke into the residence of Emperor Naruhito and stayed there for several hours. The 29-year-old was arrested by the Imperial Guard, as local media reported. The TV broadcaster Fuji News Network (FNN) reported that the intruder had entered the normally heavily guarded Akasaka residential complex for imperial family members through the adjoining guest house.
According to the report, the man was found near the premises of Princess Yuriko, the emperor’s great-aunt. The 29-year-old spent around two hours in the imperial residence, as FNN reported, citing the security forces.
Burglar wanted to meet members of the imperial family
According to the TBS news channel, the intruder told the police that he wanted to see members of the imperial family. It was not known whether the man actually managed to meet the imperial family.
This is not the first time that an intruder has managed to break into the grounds of the imperial palace. In May last year, a man was arrested who had swum through the palace’s moat to climb an outer wall.