After nearly two years captive a teenage girl who was kidnapped has escaped.

The 15-year-old girl ran from the Tokyo flat while her captor was shopping – calling her family from a payphone on Sunday.

Speaking with detectives, the girl said she escaped because her male captor forgot to lock the door from the outside when he went out to Akihabara, an area popular with comic book and video game fans.

The girl’s mother reported the phone call to the police and officers raided the apartment.

A 23-year-old man Kabu Terauchi has been held by police on suspicion of kidnapping, after being captured on Monday.  Kabu was located near a forest to the west of Tokyo and officers say he was bleeding from the neck.

Unable to be named, the girl disappeared from her hometown of Saitama on the outskirts of the Japanese capital in March 2014.  At the time, she was last seen speaking to a man in front of her home.  A note in her handwriting was found in her letterbox saying: “Don’t look for me.”

Police report that the girl told them she had spent the majority of the past two years in Terauchi’s apartment near his university in Chiba.  He had moved to Tokyo last month after receiving a job offer and taken his captive with him.

She also said she was always locked up in the apartment and closely watched.  Occasionally she was taken outside the apartment, but was always accompanied.

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  • Its so amazing that people are able to get away with things like this. Very scary


  • I hope she will be ok.


  • This is so sad. I hope she recovers well


  • I’m so happy she got away. I hope all abductions end in this way. Freed hostage and captured criminal.


  • It is always so wonderful to hear about the escape of captives. What is alarming is that there are many more right now held captive that the world does not yet know about.


  • It’s frightening how often this happens.


  • poor girl. . thank God she has reunited with her family. .


  • So glad to hear that all was well in the end. Terrible experience though.


  • Yet another story about this sad and sick world. Glad this girl could escape ! Thinking about all those who’re held captive at this very moment all around the world….Lord have mercy !!


  • This poor girl and her family. I am so happy she felt brave enough to escape. She was obviously so desperate to get home. What a tragic experience for her and her family.


  • She was very brave to escape and thankfully she managed to get to safety. The family must be elated to have their daughter back with them.


  • Horrible! For two years! Luckily she was able to escape.
    Was she then forced to write that note 2 years ago? Or did she leave voluntarily with him at the beginning?


  • I’m so glad she escaped. What a terrible ordeal


  • Poor girl will forever be traumatized by this experience. I hope she can begin to heal and get back to her old life. I hope she didn’t experience too much abuse with her captor


  • Wonderful that she will be able to return to her family now!


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