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Fugitive of 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack Arrested

Naoko Kikuchi was found living 20 miles west of Tokyo
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2012 4:17 AM CDT
Fugitive of 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack Arrested
In this undated photo, Naoko Kikuchi, a former senior member of AUM Shinrikyo doomsday cult wanted in the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack is shown.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

(Newser) – Seventeen years after a sarin gas attack in Tokyo killed 13 commuters and sickened thousands, one of the two remaining fugitives has been caught, reports the New York Times. Formerly a top member of the religious group Aum Shinrikyo, 40-year-old Naoko Kikuchi is accused of making the sarin gas. Police received a tip that someone resembling Kikuchi was living in a house 20 miles west of Tokyo. She did not resist when police picked her up. The man Kikuchi was living with has also turned himself in to police, reports AP. Hiroto Takahashi, 41, had been living with Kikuchi for six years. (Read more Aum Shinrikyo stories.)

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