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    Japanese Man Arrested for Landing Radioactive Drone on PM’s Office

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    Japanese police arrested a man on Saturday who flew a drone, carrying radioactive sand, and landed it on the prime minister’s office earlier this week.

    A man flew a drone, carrying radioactive sand, and landed it on to the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office, Tokyo police reported.

    40-year-old Yasuo Yamamoto is a nuclear protester and targeted the prime minister over his government's nuclear energy policy.

    The drone carried traces of radiation; however the amount was too small to harm anybody.

    The incident caused a security alert and raised fears that extremists might use drones to carry out their attacks, following Yamamoto's example.

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