A man suspected to be the killer of former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been held by the police at Yamato Saidaiji Station in Nara.
The suspected attacker was nabbed at the scene and is now in police custody.
The suspect was identified by Japanese media as 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, a resident of Nara city.
He is reported to be a former member of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force, the country’s navy, but the defence ministry has not officially confirmed this.
Abe was shot on Friday while delivering a speech ahead of a parliamentary election when a man armed with an apparently homemade gun opened fire at him from behind.
The Ex-Japanese minister collapsed and showed no sign of life after he was shot twice in the western city of Nara, local media reported.
He fell to the ground and was seen bleeding after he was shot at 11:30 a.m. local time by an unidentified man with a gun, local police and firefighters said.
Abe, 67, was rushed to the Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara City and showed no vital signs, according to the local police and emergency services.
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