Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Black-clad knifeman goes on rampage at Care Centre in Tokyo, kills 19

Television footage showed a number of ambulances parked outside the facility, with medics and other rescue workers running in and out

A knifeman has arrested after he went on rampage, killing 19 people and injuring 45 in a stabbing frenzy at a centre for the disabled in Japan. The attacker, Satoshi Uematsu went into the Tsukui Yamayuri centre in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, brandishing a knife at around 2.30am According to Japanese media, the 26-year-old walked into a police station 30 minutes after the attack and told the police; I did it.. 'I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.' 

Officers, who arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder and trespass, said he previously worked at the centre before he was sacked. He broke into the centre, which was manned by eight members of staff at the time, by smashing a window with a hammer. National state broadcaster NHK reported that 15 people have died and 45 were injured - of which 20 are in a serious condition. 

The attacker went into a centre for disabled people in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, brandishing a knife

Police were called to the scene at around 2.30am local time after residents saw a man armed with a blade in the grounds of the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden

National state broadcaster NHK reported that 15 people have died and 45 were injured - of which four are in a serious condition

Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported that the suspect was quoted by police as saying 'I want to get rid of the disabled from this world'

Details are still emerging but it is the worst mass stabbing in Japan in recent years

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