Man held for setting 2 police officers on fire in Okinawa

18 May


The seriously injured police officer suffered face burns, while the other officer sustained light burns on both arms, the police said. The suspect was identified as Yoshihide Taira, 51.

The incident occurred at an apartment in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, in the afternoon when the police officers visited the suspect as part of an investigation. The suspect allegedly poured the liquid on them before setting fire to it.

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