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Fugitive rape suspect captured in Yokohama park
A 20-year-old man, arrested on charges of rape and robbery, who escaped from the Yokohama District Prosecutors Office building on Tuesday, was captured in a Yokohama park on Thursday afternoon.
Japanese media reported that Yuta Sugimoto was taken into custody in a parkin Izumi Ward, about 20 kilometers from the building in Kawasaki from where he escaped.
Police plan to hold a news conference later Thursday to provide more details.
Sugimoto was the subject of a massive manhunt with 4,000 police officers, 850 vehicles, sniffer dogs, helicopters and boats searching for him after he escaped. He was being questioned over charges thathe and another man raped and robbed a woman on the streets of Kawasaki on Jan 2.