July 19, 2019 / 8:38 AM / 3 months ago

Japan arson suspect identified after blaze kills 33 - NHK

TOKYO, July 19 (Reuters) - Japanese police have identified the man suspected to have started a fire at an animation studio that killed 33 people as Shinji Aoba, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday.

Aoba, who has been in custody since Thursday, the day fire engulfed the studio in the city of Kyoto, has not been arrested, NHK said. (Reporting by Tim Kelly Writing by David Dolan Editing by Robert Birsel)

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