Missing SDF Member with Rifle in Sapporo Found by Police

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The Defense Ministry head office is seen in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, on Nov. 14, 2020.

SAPPORO – A Self-Defense Forces member who went missing with a rifle in Sapporo on Tuesday night was found on Wednesday morning, it was learned.

The member went missing from the Nishioka Firing Range of Camp Makomanai in Sapporo.

The Hokkaido prefectural police and other authorities found the member while searching for them. It is believed that the rifle was not loaded with live ammunition.