A man suspected of killing four people, including two policemen, has been arrested after a siege on a farm in central Japan.
A man suspected of killing four people, including two policemen, has been arrested after a siege on a farm in the center of Japan. He had been locked up in the building for several hours, which belonged to his father.
Masanon Aoki he is suspected of stabbing two people before opening fire with a hunting rifle at the officers who arrived on the scene. Police say the 31-year-old man held valid licenses for various hunting and airsoft guns.
A witness previously testified to the NHK that a woman fell while being chased by the suspect, who then stabbed her with a knife and shot two police officers as they arrived at the scene in a patrol car in Nakano city, Nagano prefecture.
The witness said he asked the suspect why he had attacked her, and he replied that he wanted to kill her, according to NHK.
These types of incidents are relatively rare in Japan, which has very strict controls on firearms.