Yamagami Tetsuya: The one arrested for Abe’s death: unemployed and former member of the armed forces | International
The man arrested this Friday by the Japanese Police on suspicion of attempted murder of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a former member of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, the equivalent of a country’s armed forces. Tetsuya Yamagami, a 41-year-old unemployed from the city of Nara, west of the capital, Tokyo, was arrested while holding a weapon with which he would have shot the former Japanese president twice.
The agents have also proceeded to search his home. According to the public broadcaster NHK, the attacker shot Abe twice in the back. His gun was homemade. Sources from the Japanese Ministry of Defense assure that the alleged aggressor worked in the naval branch of the Self-Defense Forces, in charge of the defense of the archipelago, for three years until 2005.
The motives for the attack have not yet been clarified. Yamagami would have underlined in his statements to the Police that “it is not a problem with Abe’s political views”, as the Japanese newspaper has collected asahi shimbun.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 67, has died after being shot several times in the middle of the street while participating in a campaign event in the city of Nara. The former Japanese chief executive, who ruled between 2012 and September 2020, before leaving power for health reasons, was making a speech at a rally outside a train station in the former Japanese capital as part of the campaign to elections to the upper house scheduled for Sunday. Shortly after he began to speak, around 11:30 local time (4:30 a.m., Spanish peninsular time), he was hit by at least two shots and immediately transferred to Kashihara hospital in cardiorespiratory arrest.
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