Final Suspect In 1995 Tokyo Subway Poison Gas Attacks Caught

The Tokyo-based mystical cult Aum Shinrikyo’s deadly terrorist attack, conducted to bring about the apocalypse, revealed the insanity hidden inside the sterile, hypermodern metropolis. The New York Times reports:

After 17 years, the man thought to be the final suspect from the doomsday cult behind the 1995 nerve-gas poisoning that killed 13 people and injured thousands of others was arrested on Friday, the police said. Investigators arrested the suspect, Katsuya Takahashi, 54, near an Internet cafe in central Tokyo after receiving a tip that a man resembling the fugitive had been spotted there. The cult’s blind leader, Chizuo Matsumoto, was convicted of masterminding the attack and has been sentenced to death.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    > the 1995 nerve-gas poisoning that killed 13 people and injured thousands

    > A NATO airstrike has killed 18 people, including women and children

    When the Cult of American Security & Freedom does stuff like this
    it’s normal and OK.
    When a nut-job guru does it, it’s bad.
    Not sayin’ the nut-job guru is right
    but it’s hard to tell which nut-job cult is nuttier.

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