Revenge Motive May Have Sparked Kyoto Animation Arson Attack

Variety | 7/18/2019 | Patrick Frater
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Japanese media is speculating that revenge was the motivation for the arson attack on Kyoto Animation which killed 33 people on Thursday.

Investigative sources quoted by Jiji Press on Friday said that the man in custody had a grudge against the studio. “Since [the studio] stole my novel, I poured out the liquid and set it ablaze,” said the man.

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Police and fire departments in the city said, 20 hours after the attack, that the blaze is fully extinguished and no more bodies remain to be found. Now they are hunting for explanations.

However, they have not yet formally begun questioning the 41-year old man who was arrested barely 100 yards from the studio. His injuries to limbs and chest are too severe. Police plan to question him once he recovers.

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While he has not been named, multiple local sources report that the man has never worked for...
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