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Four teenage children of U.S. military personnel at the U.S. Air Force's Yokota Air Base have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, law enforcers said.
Police suspect the teens, aged between 15 and 18, were responsible for an incident on Aug. 13, in which a rope was stretched across a roadway in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, catching a woman riding a scooter and leaving her with a fractured skull.
The U.S. military had initially expressed reservations about handing over two of the teens who lived on the base, but on Friday officials told the Metropolitan Police Department that it would hand them over.
The rope had been stretched out to block the entrance of a transportation firm. At the time of the accident, one end of the rope had been untied and fastened to an electrical pole on the other side of the road.
Investigators said there were no witness reports of the teens tying the rope to the pole, but they determined that the four were involved based on footage from a security camera in the area that showed the teens immediately before the accident.
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