At least 33 people died and dozens were injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say.
Police said the 41-year-old suspect broke into the Kyoto Animation studio on Thursday morning and sprayed petrol before igniting it.
The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the incident was “too appalling for words” and offered condolences.
It is one of Japan’s worst mass casualty incidents since World War Two.
Kyoto Animation, known as KyoAni, produces films and graphic novels, and is well regarded by fans for the quality of its productions.
According to the lawsuit, officers handcuffed two men during a scheduled visit to a West Price Hill house that was up for sale. One of the men was a licensed realtor.
NICK SWARTSELLA potential homebuyer and his realtor filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday against the City of Cincinnati over an incident in which the two were allegedly handcuffed by Cincinnati Police while legally inspecting a house that was for sale.
According to the lawsuit filed by attorney Chris Finney, Anthony Edwards and his realtor Jerry Isham were scheduled to the view the house at 1093 Morado Drive in West Price Hill last Nov. 17 and gained entry via a key left in a lockbox at the front door.
As they entered, a neighbor and former police officer named Thomas Branigan called Cincinnati Police to report them breaking and entering.
“I just seen two black male subjects force the front door open,” Branigan, who is white, told police according to the lawsuit.
Branigan also indicated that the house was for sale and that he did not see either man with a weapon, but that he himself did have a firearm.
Three CPD officers — Dustin Peet, David Knox and Rose Valentino — responded to the call. Peet and Knox arrived first, with Knox going around the left side of the house and Peet waiting out front, the lawsuit states. Valentino arrived shortly afterward and went around the right side of the house.
The adorable orange-fronted parakeet is making an impressive comeback as New Zealand’s most endangered forest bird species—doubling its population with an epic hatch in 2019.
Known in the island nation as kākāriki karaka, it lives in beech forests and was thought to be completely extinct until 1993, when they were rediscovered in Canturbury.
There were only 100-300 individuals before this hatching season, so this year’s bounty of newborns could more than double their numbers.
Kākāriki are found only in a few places where their habitat still exists: a unique upland valley habitat of beech trees. The parakeets eat plants and insects, but when the beech trees produce seed, those become the flyers’ preferred food source. This year, those trees are fruiting like crazy, producing so much seed that wildlife conservationists haven’t seen anything like it in 40 years.