Kyoto Animation Studio Fire; Police named the suspected attacker


Tokyo: The attacker of the Kyoto arson attack was identified by the police. On Friday afternoon the police named the suspected attacker as Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old man held the attack in an act of revenge, police said. The attacker has had mental health issues and a recent criminal record, including a convenience-store robbery in 2012, for which he received a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

The studio stole my novel so that I poured out the liquid and set it ablaze,” the man is reported to have said.

The Aoba also injured in the attack. He was admitted to the hospital. According to the reports at least 35 injured in the attack.


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