At Least 19 Killed, 45 Injured By Knife-Wielding Man In Japan

Mass killings have now become a daily thing. The latest attack however took place not in Europe, nor the US, but Japan, where national broadcaster NHK reports that a knife-wielding man has reportedly gone on a rampage at a facility for people with heart disabilities in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo.

Police say 19 people are confirmed dead and 45 are injured.

According to Tokyo Reporter, at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, police received a tip about “a man with a knife” at the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Midori Ward. Officers arriving at the scene confirmed 19 people dead another 45 injured. 

About 30 minutes later, a former employee, aged in his 20s, turned himself over to officers at the Sagamihara Police Station. He was subsequently arrested for murder. “I did it,” the man was quoted in admitting to the charges.


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