Man arrested for attempted murder after former Japan PM shot: Report

Published on Jul 08, 2022 09:09 AM IST

The man appeared to be in his 40s and a gun had been confiscated, said public broadcaster NHK, citing police sources.

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe.(REUTERS file image)
Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe.(REUTERS file image)
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A man was arrested for attempted murder after former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was apparently shot on Friday while delivering a stump speech, local media reported.

The man appeared to be in his 40s and a gun had been confiscated, said public broadcaster NHK, citing police sources. Local police were not immediately able to comment when contacted by AFP.

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