Crime Disability Japan

20-year-old man arrested in Fukuoka after setting fire to an employment support facility for people with disabilities

According to the police, the man is suspected of setting fire to a two-story wooden building used by the disabled and burning it down shortly after 3pm on 24 April.

From Yahoo! Japan via TNC TV

April 26 2022

Iizuka, FUKUOKA – A 20-year-old man who was using a disabled person’s employment support facility in Iizuka has been arrested on suspicion of arson at the facility.

The man arrested on suspicion of arson of an existing building is an unemployed man from Kashiwa-no-mori, Iizuka.

According to the police, the man is suspected of setting fire to a two-story wooden building used by the disabled and burning it down shortly after 3pm on 24 April.

A 15-year-old girl suffered a sprained leg while escaping from the fire, but her injuries were not life-threatening.

An eyewitness testified that he saw a man standing in front of the scene at the time of the fire, and there were marks of burned photographs in the room where the man was staying, so when the police asked him about the situation, he admitted the suspicion that he wanted to leave the facility and set the fire.

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