• Kyodo


A man convicted of assault and theft has been arrested in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, four days after he escaped an attempt to be brought into custody.

Makoto Kobayashi, 43, brandished a knife before fleeing in a vehicle when prosecutors and police tried to take him into custody Wednesday. He was apprehended at around 6:40 a.m. Sunday while hiding in a friend’s apartment, according to the Yokohama District Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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