The suspect has been named as Satoshi Uematsu
Ex-employee of facility for disabled near Tokyo, Japan attacks residents armed with a knife
The 26-year-old man killed 19 people, injured 45 others in stabbing spree
Cops arrested killer after he called into a station and said ‘I did it,’ ‘I want to get rid of the disabled from this world’ Suspect facing multiple counts of homicide
At least 15 people were stabbed to death outside of Tokyo at a facility for the disabled.
In a gruesome scene of carnage, an ex-employee of a center for disabled persons located near Japan’s capital city of Tokyo went on aknife-wielding rampage against residents which left as many as 19 people dead, early Tuesday. Another 45 were injured in the stabbing spree.
The horrific incident occurred inside a facility for disabled people about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sagamihara, just west of the capital city. The Kyodo news agency said a suspect called authorities from inside the facility and admitted to the sickening crime.
He was arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder, according to local news reports.
The suspect was an ex-employee of the facility, initial reports saidrmed police encircled the centre and a man in his 20s was later arrested on suspicion of murder
The centre offers support to people with disabilities, including proving meals and creative and rehabilitation activities Police were called to the scene after residents saw a man armed with a blade and wearing black clothes in the grounds of Tsukui Yamayuri Garden. Shimbun reported that the suspect was quoted by police as saying ‘I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.’