Trains on Tokyo’s biggest subway were halted for 10 minutes Saturday morning after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile.
Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd. stopped services shortly after 6 a.m. as part of measures adopted this month under which services are halted after reports of a North Korean missile launch until confirming that it’s safe to operate, Kyodo News said, citing the operator. About 13,000 people were affected by the suspension.
A ballistic missile was launched shortly after 5:30 a.m. from northeast of Pyongyang, flying for about 50 kilometers before falling on North Korean land, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters. It was likely a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile and broke up minutes after launch, the Associated Press reported, citing an unidentified U.S. official.