New details emerge about attacker who targeted Japan’s Prime Minister following a house search

Local media reported that Japanese police confiscated a knife from the bag of 24-year-old Ryuji Kimura, who is suspected of attempting to attack Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Wakayama Prefecture.

Authorities arrested Kimura from Kawaanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture, on suspicion of perpetrating the incident, and according to Kyodo News, police sources suggested that Kimura planned to use various weapons if circumstances changed when the prime minister made a public speech , searches were carried out, the police seized 10 (cardboard) boxes, without providing details about their contents.

According to investigators, Kimura was 10 meters from the prime minister at the time of the accident. He has not yet revealed his motives, as the young man refused to talk to the police until his lawyer arrived.

According to police, two cylindrical objects were seized at the scene, which caused minor injuries to a security officer.

Despite the incident, Kishida decided not to make any changes to the campaign schedule ahead of the local elections and spoke at Wakayama Station to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the incident.

Today, April 16, Kishida is scheduled to give three public performances in Oita Prefecture.

Source: News

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