14:34 GMT +323 September 2019
Listen Live
    Asia & Pacific

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

    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 14

    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.


    Japan Court Approves Restart of Two Reactors at Sendai Nuclear Power Plant
    Not So Fast: Post-Fukushima Nuclear Restart Plans Foiled by Japanese Court
    Secret Service Flying Night Drones Over Washington
    radiation, arrest, Police, nuclear energy, drone, Japan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik