19 killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack outside Tokyo


SAGAMIHARA: On Tuesday in a city just outside Tokyo at least 19 people were killed and 20 injured in a knife attack at a care home, facility for the handicapped in the nastiest killing in cohort in Japan.  A knife-wielding man went on a rampage at a care centre for the mentally disabled. 50 kilometres west of Tokyo, police conveyed that, they react to a call at about 2:30 am from an employee conveying "something terrible" was occurring at the facility in the city of Sagamihara. Police in Sagamihara has also further conveyed that, two hours afterward, a man twisted himself at a police station. He left the knife in his car when he entered the station. He was under arrest on doubt of attempted murder and trespassing. Administrator in Kanagawa prefecture, which borders Tokyo, recognized the suspect as Satoshi Uematsu, and conveyed that, he had labor at the facility until February. Japanese media sources have also further conveyed that, he was 26 years old. Television footage demonstrates a figure of ambulances parked outside, with medical and other rescue workers running in and out.

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A woman who lives crossways from the facility conveyed Japanese broadcaster NHK that she proverb police cars enter the facility around 3:30 am. She also has further conveyed that, I was told by a policeman to stay within my house, as it could be hazardous. "Then ambulances began incoming, and blood-covered people were taken away." The bereavement toll could make this the nastiest mass killing in Japan in the post-World War II era. Shinya Sakuma, head of prefectural health and welfare division hasfurther conveyed that, he entered the structure about 2:10 am by contravention a glass window on the first floor of an accommodation building at the capability. Kanagawa gvoernor Yuji Kuroiwa uttered his condolences to the families of the victims. Japanese sources also further reported that, Uematsu was upset because he had been fired, but that could not be separately confirmed. Sources has also further conveyed that, the facility, called the Tsukui Yamayuri-en, is home to about 150 adult residents who have mental disabilities. Mass killings are relatively rare in Japan, which has extremely strict gun-control laws. In 2008, seven people were killed by a man who slammed a truck into a crowd of people in central Tokyo, and then stabbed passers-by. Fourteen were offended in 2010 by a jobless man who stabbed and beat up passengers on two public buses outside a Japanese train station northeast of Tokyo.

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