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Report: Japan police arrest final cult fugitive from 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway

This wanted sketch released by Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department shows Katsuya Takahashi, a former member of Aum Shinrikyo cult. On Friday, June 15, 2012, Japanese police have arrested Takahashi, 54, the last fugitive suspected in the doomsday cult's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo subways 17 years ago. He was spotted at a comic book cafe in downtown Tokyo earlier Friday. (AP Photo/Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department via Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE
June 14, 2012 - 10:29 PM

TOKYO - Japan's public broadcaster says police have arrested the last fugitive suspected in a doomsday cult's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo subways 17 years ago.

NHK says Katsuya Takahashi, 54, a former member of Aum Shinrikyo cult, was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder in the 1995 attack.

He had been spotted earlier in the day at a comic book cafe in downtown Tokyo. NHK says he was arrested after a cafe employee called police.

Police had been closing in on Takahashi since the arrest of another wanted cultist earlier this month.

Takahashi was on Japan's most wanted list for his alleged role in the attack, which killed 13 people and injured more than 6,000.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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