The broadcaster aired Prime Minister Abe falling down the street and several guards running towards him. When Abe collapsed, he was holding his chest with blood on his shirt. According to NHK, Prime Minister Abe was rushed to the hospital.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots in an obvious attack in Nara. He stood while giving a campaign speech prior to Sunday’s Senate elections.
According to NHK, police arrested a male suspect on the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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