Japan: Police arrest armed man after 11 hour hostage standoff near Tokyo

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Tokyo: The Japanese police arrested an armed man early Friday morning after an 11-hour standoff during which he allegedly attacked three medical professionals who made a visit to his home near Tokyo.


The man aged in his 50s to 70s armed with what has been described as a hunting gun, shot one of the medical workers in the abdomen, injured another with tear gas and took a third hostage, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the local reports.


The injured worker, who was a 41-year-old physiotherapist, has since undergone surgery, but his condition has yet to be made public.


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