The Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun

Police question man with homemade gunpowder in front of

- The Yomiuri Shimbun

A man in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on Monday was found carrying what appeared to be a homemade incendiary substance. e Metropolit­an Police Department is investigat­ing the man on suspicion of violating the Explosives Control Law.

Police o cers questioned the man in a voluntary interview and quoted him as saying, “I learned how to make gunpowder online and came to throw it at the embassy.”

According to investigat­ive sources, the man described himself as a college student in his 20s living in Osaka Prefecture.

Riot police checked his belongings on the street in front of the embassy at around 9 p.m. on Monday and found a cup wrapped in a cloth in his pocket. A simple substances test showed that a granular substance inside the cup could be gunpowder. (Aug. 11)

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