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Aichi: Male arson suspect flees Nagoya hospital

Yasuhiro Ogura
Yasuhiro Ogura (Twitter)

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police are hunting for a male arson suspect who fled his room at a hospital in Nagoya on Tuesday, reports TV Asahi (May 23).

At around 9:15 p.m., an alarm sounded in the second-floor room of Yasuhiro Ogura, 57, at the Higashiowari Hospital, located in Moriyama Ward. A staff member arriving at the room found the window open and the patient gone.

According to the Moriyama Police Station, Ogura was undergoing a psychiatric examination following his arrest in February for allegedly setting fire to the residence of his former wife.

Standing 167 centimeters tall, Ogura has a slender frame and crossly cropped hair, police said.