15 killed in knife attack in Japan

15 killed in knife attack in Japan

Tokyo, July 26 (IANS) At least 15 persons on Tuesday were stabbed by an unidentified man at a facility for handicapped people in Japan, police said.


A knife-wielding man reportedly went on a rampage at Sagamihara facility for handicapped people, NHK World reported.

Police confirmed that at least 15 persons were dead and 45 injured.

Knife-wielding man kills 19 in Japan, arrested 

Tokyo, July 26 (IANS) The knife-wielding man who killed at least 19 persons and injured 45 others in a facility for handicapped people in Japan’s Sagamihara city near Tokyo has been arrested, the media reported on Tuesday.

Police arrested the man in his 20s, when he turned himself in at police station and owned up to the attack, Japan Times reported.

He is reportedly being held on initial suspicion of attempted murder. The man used to work at the facility, the police said.

A neighbour of the facility, told NHK World that a man with blonde hair and in black clothes was held by police, Japan Times reported.

The facility provides accommodations and day-care services for people with disabilities, and has a swimming pool, gym and medical clinic.

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