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Police name suspect in Japan animation studio fire


Police name suspect in Japan animation studio fire

Japanese police have named the man suspected of carrying out a deadly arson attack on an animation studio. Shinji Aoba is in police custody in hospital and is being treated for burns before he can be questioned.

The fire swept through Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) on Thursday (Jul 18) , claiming at least 33 lives and injuring many in one of Japan's worst mass killings in years.

People who witnessed Shinji Aoba's arrest said they heard him complaining that the company had "stolen" his ideas.

Police say the attacker entered the building and splashed flammable liquid from a bucket before setting it alight, and shouted: "Die!"

In the wake of the attack, dozens of people have gathered outside the premises of the studio, laying flowers and offering prayers. A crowdfunding campaign has also raised more than $1.3m to assist victims and their families.

KyoAni produces films and graphic novels, and is well regarded by fans for the quality of its productions.

- Source: News websites

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