• Kyodo


A couple in their 60s were arrested early Saturday after a police bomb squad was deployed to check out suspicious items dumped along two expressways spanning five prefectures that later turned out to be containers of glue.

Fourteen parking and rest stops on the interconnected expressways were temporarily closed Friday until the police confirmed no explosives or toxic substances were in the metal containers, which were about 10 cm in diameter and 6 cm tall.

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