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Shinzo Abe attack suspect is a former member of the Japanese army

The suspect in the attack on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hospitalized in serious condition, is a 41-year-old unemployed man and a former member of the country’s naval force, Japanese police announced.

Yamagami Tetsuya, originally from Nara, was arrested at the scene of the attack, while holding a gun with which he allegedly fired two shots at the former Japanese leader.

According to Japanese Defense Ministry sources, the alleged attacker worked in the naval branch of the Self-Defense Forces for three years, until 2005.

Shinzo Abe was shot in the back with a firearm while speaking on a street in the city of Nara in an election campaign by the Liberal Democratic Party (PLD) for the July 10 parliamentary elections.

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