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.
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.'