Sunday, October 23, 2016

Police Investigating Deadly Explosions North of Tokyo

80 miles north of Tokyo, explosions went off in a parking lot and a nearby park this morning. The explosions killed one man and injured three others. The police were able to identify the deceased man as  Toshikatsu Kurihara. He was 72 years old. He was found in the park. Mr. Kurihara was a former officer in Japan's military and the police had found what appeared to be a suicide note on his clothes. The police would not immediately confirm those details. If this was a suicide, at this point, the police cannot say whether this was meant to harm other people. Aside form injuring three others, the bombs also destroyed 3 cars as well as damaging a building nearby. Mr. Kurihara's home also burned down 30 minutes before the explosion in the parking lot went off. Police haven't released any information if there is a connection, but it appears that there most certainly could be on there.

Lauren Whelan

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