(TOKYO) — Japanese police have launched a nationwide manhunt for the member of a doomsday cult that masterminded deadly attacks on Tokyo subways 17 years ago.
Police say Katsuya Takahashi drove a car for fellow cult members the day they released sarin gas on subway stations, killing 13 people. He hasn’t been spotted since 1996, but on Wednesday police released surveillance photos of him taken at a bank a few days ago.
The search for Takahashi intensified after another cult member was arrested over the weekend for her involvement in the subway attacks.
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