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– Advertisment – Katsuya Takahashi had been on the run from police for 17 years Former member of Aum Shinrikyo cult arrested on suspicion of murder and for his part in deadly Tokyo subway sarin nerve gas attack Suspect had worked as a bodyguard to cult leader Shoko Asahara By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 07:25 EST, …
Japanese police arrest final fugitive connected with 1995 deadly gas attack on subway
Former Aum Shinrikyo cult member Katsuya Takahashi, who spent 17 years on the run after he was suspected of taking part in the deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, has been arrested.
Founded some time in the mid-1980s, Aum Shinrikyo is famous for attacking Tokyo's subway system with Sarin gas in 1995, killing 12 and injuring more than 5,000. The cult's beliefs are often described as a hodge-podge of destructive aspects of various religions, and while many followers thought they would develop supernatural powers, others relished the chance to fight Japanese materialism
Rescue workers emerge from the Tokyo subway after the 1995 Sarin attack that killed seven and injured thousands. The Aum Shinrikyo cult responsible for these horrendous act ironically referred to themselves as Buddhists. Picture: AP, from http://www.news.com.au/world-news/the-horrific-story-of-chemical-warfare/story-fndir2ev-1226703203805#ixzz2dqL4a87z , See http://kuow.org/post/chemical-weapons-used-rarely-deadly-effect and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aum_Shinrikyo
Bioterrorism in Japan
Spraying scenes from the Aum Shinrikyo headquarters building (photographs taken July 1, 1993, by the Department of Environment, Koto-ward). I've posted this before but I think this odd tale is worthy of repeat. Terrorists and microbiology don't seem to mix well. The meticulous and laborious work involved in microbiology seems challenging for the average terrorist who would probably rather be blowing something, someone, or themselves, up. From the pages of 'epic fail' I bring you the…