“Gunner in his 80s” takes several people hostage in a Japanese post office

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Japanese police surrounded a post office as a suspected gunman held an unknown number of people hostage following a possible shooting at a nearby hospital.

Authorities in the town of Warabi on Japan’s southern coast said today: “At around 2:15 p.m. today, a person took hostages and hid in a post office in the Chuo 5-chome area of ​​Warabi town…The perpetrator is in possession of something, that looks like a weapon.’

The as-yet-unnamed shooter may have been in his 80s and was wearing a baseball cap and white shirt under a dark coat and what appeared to be a gun attached to a cord around his neck.


Emma Colton

Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: janicedean@wstpost.com.

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