Jan 12, 2015

Ruthless and bumbling — the Charlie Hebdo killers' odd mixture

They killed like pros, but when the time came to flee, the Charlie Hebdo murderers morphed into bumbling characters from a crime caper — an odd and troubling mix, according to French security experts. Amateur footage and photos taken immediately after Wednesday’s massacre showed ...

Fukuoka rape suspect flees mental check, found on beach

Jun 2, 2014

Fukuoka rape suspect flees mental check, found on beach

Fukuoka Police on Monday morning captured a 32-year-old suspect in a rape and robbery, who several hours earlier managed to escape a hospital in Fukuoka, where he had been undergoing psychiatric assessment, authorities said. Yasuyuki Okuma, a former restaurant worker from neighboring Saga Prefecture, ...

Jan 10, 2014

Security put in spotlight after escape

The escape of an alleged rapist from a Kawasaki prosecutor's office interrogation room this week highlights the insufficient security steps at such branches as well as the apparent lax guarding of suspected criminals.