Abe shooting suspect an ‘ex-MSDF member’

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A man believed to be Tetsuya Yamagami is apprehended at the scene of the shooting in Nara City on Friday.

Tetsuya Yamagami, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Friday’s shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is a former Maritime Self-Defense Force member, according to a government source. The 41-year-old suspect, of Nara City, was said to have served in the MSDF until 2005, the source said. The Defense Ministry is gathering information about the man.