TOKYO: Japanese police on Wednesday (May 27) arrested the man suspected of killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation last July after he had spent 10 months in recovering in two hospitals, media reported.
Police had issued an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba at the time of the fire but had been unable to question him after he suffered serious, self-inflicted burns.
Public broadcaster NHK said that police arrested Aoba at a Kyoto hospital, where he confessed to the crimes, and that he was transferred to police headquarters for further questioning.
Police will brief media later on Wednesday, NHK said.
A spokesman at Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters said he could not confirm the arrest.
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