Japanese Police Capture Gunman After Hours-Long Standoff

Japanese police have reportedly captured a gunman who holed up at a post office and have rescued a member of staff who was held hostage, Mari Yamaguchi reports for ABC News and the Associated Press. The arrest followed a more than eight-hour standoff with the man, who entered the post office with a gun in Warabi, north of Tokyo, an hour after a hospital shooting in which two people were wounded in the nearby city of Toda. Police said two men were wounded after blasts resembling gunfire were heard outside a general hospital. Japan has strict gun control laws, but in recent years, there has been a growing concern about handmade weapons

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