Japanese police investigate projectile launch near US base
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say they’re investigating a possible attack on a U.S. Army base near Tokyo after finding a pair of launchers and a projectile following reports of explosions in the vicinity.
Police say two iron pipes planted into the ground and aimed at Camp Zama were found Tuesday about 800 meters (half a mile) southwest of the base, which sits near a residential area and an elementary school. No injuries or damage were immediately reported from the incident.
Police found the pipes after a resident reported hearing three explosions in the area in the early hours of Tuesday.
Investigators later found a projectile at another field nearby, believed to have been fired at the base from one of the launchers.