• Kyodo, Jiji


A 66-year-old man attacked three medical workers making a visit to his home in Saitama Prefecture, shooting two of them with a hunting gun including a doctor who was taken hostage and later confirmed dead, police said.

The 11-hour standoff came to an end early Friday morning after the police stormed the house in Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture, and arrested Hiroshi Watanabe over the incident.

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