UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

(Kyodo News via AP)

A suspect in the reported shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been arrested, NHK reported.


Abe “collapsed” after being shot while giving a speech in Nara City, Japan, on Friday morning. According to NHK, local authorities are saying he is showing “no vital signs.”

Numerous video clips reportedly show the chaos that quickly developed after he was shot.

Abe served as prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and in 2012 to 2020, but he stepped down due to health concerns.

As this is breaking news, RedState will provide futher updates as information becomes available


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