Japan cult leader held in ’94 attack

TOKYO — Police re-arrested the leader of a doomsday cult and 11 of his lieutenants yesterday for a 1994 nerve gas attack that long baffled investigators.

The members of the Sublime Truth cult were already in custody in connection with the March 20 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 12 people and sickened thousands.

By re-arresting them, police were serving official notice that they are under suspicion in the release of nerve gas in Matsumoto, central Japan, that killed seven people and sickened 155 on June 27, 1994.

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Associated Press, via the Boston Globe, USA
July 17, 1995

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