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Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 People In Arson Attack At Japan Anime Studio

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Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 People In Arson Attack At Japan Anime Studio

Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 People In Arson Attack At Japan Anime Studio

33 innocent lives are now gone after a man entered an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto and set it on fire.

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According to BBC, police say a 41-year-old suspect broke into the Kyoto Animation studio Thursday morning and sprayed petrol before igniting it. Dozens of people who were inside the studio were also injured. Kyoto Animation is know for producing films and graphic novels, and has been praised around the world for their quality work.

Public broadcaster NHK said the man had been heard saying “drop dead” as he set fire to the building. It was also said that knives were found at the scene. Police were eventually able to find and detain the suspect and take him to the hospital to treat his injuries.

This latest incident has been labeled one of Japan’s worst mass casualty incidents since World War Two.

As of right now, the suspect’s relationship with the company is unclear. We will continue to keep you updated when more details have been shared.

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