• Kyodo


A former gangster was holding a woman hostage in a house in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, late Thursday after shooting his son, daughter and two police officers during a tense standoff with police.

The situation intensified as it took more than five hours for local police to rescue Sgt. Akifumi Kimoto, who had collapsed outside the front door after he was shot in the neck shortly after 4 p.m.

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