Bank hostages rescued

Last updated 18:33 23/11/2012

Relevant offers

Asia

Bali nine pair moved to execution island Slain anti-Putin leader Boris Nemtsov is buried as allies accuse Kremlin India's health programs dented Bali duo set to face firing squad this week Duang, what does it mean? Danica Weeks: 'My agonising year without Paul after MH370' Tsunami-ravaged Kamaishi to host Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup matches Indonesia says Bali nine legal appeals irrelevant Hunt for missing MH370 jet may be called off soon Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder

A Japanese man holding five people hostage at a bank was arrested on Friday after police stormed the building by breaking through a window, Kyodo news reported.

All the hostages were freed.

Koji Nagakubo, 32, took the hostages at knifepoint on Thursday at a bank in Aichi prefecture in central Japan, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s government.

Japan dissolved parliament’s lower house this month for a Dec 16 election that is likely to return the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party to power with a conservative former prime minister at the helm.

Support for Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan has sunk since it took power three years ago with many voters disappointed about its perceived failure to keep campaign promises.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content