Japanese PM safe after blast at broadcaster

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated Saturday after a loud explosion was heard at a venue, national broadcaster NHK reported.

The incident took place right before he was scheduled to give a speech in Wakayama.

Fumio was uninjured and left the city, said NHK, citing sources.

Police said a suspect has been arrested who appears to have thrown a bomb at the port where the prime minister was set to give his speech.

The incident comes nine months after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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