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Yokohama prosecutors office drops case against U.S. Navy sailor

  • 2016-01-25 15:00:00
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun
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(Kanagawa Shimbun: January 23, 2016 – p. 22)


 The Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Office on Jan. 22 dropped the case against a U.S. Navy sailor (22) who had been arrested and sent to the prosecutor on suspicion of assaulting a restaurant owner and two others in Yokosuka. It did not disclose the reason.


 The sailor was alleged to have punched the three men in the face at a restaurant in Yokosuka and arrested on the spot on Jan. 7. According to the Kanagawa Prefecture Police, he is a member of the crew of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable. He was reportedly inebriated at the time of his arrest.

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