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A gunman holed up at a Japanese post office may be linked to an earlier shooting in a hospital

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say they have surrounded a post office where a man with a gun is holed up and that the case may be linked to an earlier shooting at a hospital. Two people were wounded in the incident at the hospital in a city near Tokyo. About an hour later, a man carrying a gun took cover inside a nearby post office. Police said there was no obvious sign that he had taken hostages, although two members of staff may still be inside. Saitama Prefectural Police said they are investigating the two cases together because of a possibility they are related.

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