Hostage-taking suspect held after doctor attacked and nurse shot in Japan

Doctor’s condition grave after attack in Fujimino near Tokyo as police confirm man aged 50 to 70 in custody

A Japanese man has been arrested for the attempted murder of a doctor he allegedly took hostage overnight, reports said on Friday.

The suspect is also alleged to have shot a nurse, who is severely injured, as he confined the doctor, who is feared dead after the attack, according to public broadcaster NHK.

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