The former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe (archives).
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shows no signs of life after being shot and wounded while delivering a speech in the city of Nara, New York. the west of the country.
Emergency services have confirmed that the former head of state appeared to be in cardiac arrest before being transported to the hospital. hospital.
Public broadcaster NHK announced the arrest of a 42-year-old man for attempted murder.
Shinzo Abe collapsed while speaking at a political event ahead of Sunday's Senate election.
An NHK reporter present at the scene said he heard two consecutive detonations during the speech.
TBS TV reports that the former prime minister was shot in the chest and stab.
Shinzo Abe announced his resignation for health reasons in 2020, after serving as prime minister for eight years.
With information from Agence France-Presse, and Reuters