1995

Popular Science - - WEAPONS DETECTIVES -

When Ja­panese dooms­day cult Aum Shin­rikyo learns po­lice are prepar­ing to raid its fa­cil­i­ties, the group tries to dis­tract au­thor­i­ties by re­leas­ing sarin on sev­eral Tokyo sub­way trains. The at­tack kills 12 peo­ple and in­jures hun­dreds more. To date, the cult is the only non­state group to have pro­duced large amounts of the poi­son.

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