CHIBA (Kyodo) Tatsuya Ichihashi was carrying two gun-shaped mace canisters and about ¥300,000 in cash when he was arrested Tuesday in Osaka after more than 2 1/2 years on the run, investigative sources said Wednesday.

Chiba Prefectural Police investigators began questioning Ichihashi, 30, Wednesday morning, about the circumstances leading to the 2007 slaying of Lindsay Ann Hawker, 22, and about the mace. But he has so far volunteered little information.

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