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Japanese student held after two killed with crossbow

Tokyo Japanese police on Thursday arrested a university student suspected of killing two members of his family with a crossbow and injuring two others in a rare violent crime in the country.
Police in Takarazuka city near Osaka in western Japan said they took the 23-year-old student, identified as Hideaki Nozu, into custody at the scene of the incident in a residential neighbourhood.
Two women in their 40s and 70s were confirmed dead, while two others -- also family members -- were injured and sent to hospital, a police official told AFP.
“Details, including his motive, are under investigation,” the official said.
The man reportedly confessed saying: “I killed several members of my family.”
Local media said police were alerted when a woman called saying: “My grandchild shot me with an arrow.” (AFP)

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