Fumio Kishida remains unharmed after being attacked with a homemade bomb

Man arrested after homemade bomb explosion sparked evacuation of Japanese leader Fumio Kishida


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated Saturday unharmed. after an explosion at a place where he was giving a speech on air free.

Video footage released by Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed members of the public fleeing and a man trapped after the explosion. Several men, believed to be police officers, were seen holding the suspicious on the ground. Other images showed a silver cylinder that he seemed to have been thrown towards Kishida.

Local news agency Kyodo News reported that a man was arrested. after dropping "what appeared to be a smoke bomb."

The circumstances of the alleged attack were immediately compared to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, assassinated last July during an election speech in the western city of Nara.

Kishida was also giving a political speech, in his case supporting the candidate of his ruling party in a local election of the House of Representatives in a district of Wakayama.

NHK footage showed what appeared to be a young man wearing glasses, a mask and a gray backpack in the crowd gathered to watch the speech of Kishida.

Before the man was arrested, he could be seen holding a cylinder of silver and gesticulating with his hands as if trying to turn it on, according to NHK.

Japanese officials said Saturday that Kishida was safe and sound. NHK reported that he was taken to another location where he was surrounded by police officers who surrounded him. Guarding.

In a speech broadcast by NHK after the attack, the prime minister said that police were investigating the explosion and apologized for expressing their He added that "we are holding important elections for our country."

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