19 killed, 45 injured as knife-wielding man goes on rampage at medical facility near Tokyo
A man was arrested after killing 19 people and injuring 45 others in a stabbing rampage at a facility for the disabled in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo, local media reported, citing authorities.
Twenty of the injured are in critical condition, the national fire department, which also performs emergency medical care, has said.
A 26-year-old man was arrested by police after the attack, national broadcaster NHK reported. He was said to be holding a knife.
Police are currently looking into the motive behind the attack, which happened in the city of Sagamihara, just west of Tokyo.
The attack took place at around 2:30 am local time on Tuesday. The knife-wielding man entered the facility from the outside and began attacking people, according to police.
The man suspected of murdering at least 15 people and injuring dozens more in a stabbing frenzy at a Japanese disability centre has been identified.
The attack in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Sagamihara city, about 30km southwest of Tokyo, has left as many as 45 wounded.
Some reports suggest the death toll may be higher than the 15 confirmed, while some 20 of the wounded are believed to be in serious conditions.
According to The Japan Times the alleged assailant is 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu. He is believed to have blonde hair and have been clad in black at the time of his arrest.
“I did it,” Uematsu said when turned himself in, according to a police spokesman.
“I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.”
Police were called from the Tsukui Yamayuri-en Gardens at about 2:30am (local time), reportedly by an employee who said a man carrying a knife had broken into the building.
Uematsu, who is believed to be a former employee of the centre, reportedly presented himself at Tsukui police station at around 3am.
posted this because its so sickening and it has no connection to islam or isis or any of the other zombie forces killing people..its a copycat of sorts though i believe..the madness is spreading all over the world..