At least 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in Sagamihara; reports NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster.
It is reported that police have arrested a man who turned himself in while wielding a knife.
The 26-year-old man is a former employee at the facility and was on suspicion of attempted murder.
A number of ambulances parked outside of the facility according television footage. Medics and other rescue workers were running in and out.
ABC news states:
“Kyodo News agency reported that 19 people are dead and 20 injured, including those in a condition of heart and lung failures.”
JUST IN** Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that the suspect was quoted by police as saying “I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.”
Our hearts and prayers go out towards the victims and their families. This is truly devastating.
Article: ABC News