77-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted arson at the home of the mayor of Juto, Hokkaido

A 77-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted arson at the home of the mayor of Juto, Hokkaido, October 8 at 8:45 p.m.

Police arrested a 77-year-old man living in the neighborhood on suspicion of attempted arson in the early hours of August 8 when a fire was thrown into the home of Haruo Kataoka, the mayor of The Town of Suto, Hokkaido. On August 8, the town decided to apply for an investigation into the selection of a final disposal site for so-called “nuclear waste,” and the police are also investigating the relationship between these movements.
Arrested was Toshio Higashida, 77, a part-time employee of Toshima-cho, Suto Town.

According to the police investigation, at around 1:20 a.m. on August 8, an attempted arson attempt is suspected of throwing a fire into the home of Haruo Kataoka, the mayor of Shinei-cho, Suto Town, and broken the window glass, as well as burning the screen door.

At that time, the mayor of Kataoka extinguished the fire and reported it to the police, and no one was injured.

In addition, it is that something like a bottle has been found from the site.

On August 8, the town of Suto officially decided to apply for the “Literature Survey,” which is the first stage of the selection of the final disposal site for so-called “nuclear waste.”

Police have not disclosed whether Toda was identified, but they are also investigating the relationship between the town’s movements and the incident.