Deadly knife attack in Japan

SAGAMIHARA –– At least 19 people have been killed in a knife attack at a residential care centre for the disabled in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.

The attack happened in the early hours of Tuesday. Another 45 people were reportedly injured, 18 seriously.

Police officers and rescue workers are seen in a facility for the disabled, where at least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo.
Police officers and rescue workers are seen in a facility for the disabled, where at least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo.

Local police have arrested a male suspect after he turned himself in.

The man is said to be aged 26, and is a former employee at the the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility, 40 kilometres south-west of Tokyo.

He reportedly went into a police station and said “I did it”. No motive has been established yet.

Details are still emerging about the incident, but the death toll makes it the worst mass stabbing in Japan in recent years.

In 2008, a man drove a truck into a packed shopping district at Akihabara in Tokyo, before climbing out and randomly stabbing people. Seven people died.

The attack occurred on the same date that a man with a history of mental illness stabbed eight children to death at an Osaka primary school in 2001. 

Source: (BBC)

One Response to Deadly knife attack in Japan

  1. Jada Phenix
    Jada Phenix July 25, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Jesus everyday the something one person killing lots of people when is this madness going to stop?

    Reply

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