Should knives now be banned in Japan after this stabbing took place killing 19 people? The attacker has also injured 45 at a center for the disabled. You won’t believe the reason he gave for his killing spree:
A knifeman was arrested when he confessed to killing at least 19 people and injuring 45 in a stabbing frenzy at a centre for the disabled in Japan.
The attacker went into the Tsukui Yamayuri centre in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, brandishing a knife at around 2.30am local time.
Police were called to the scene after residents saw a man armed with a blade and wearing black clothes in the centre’s grounds. Another resident said the man had blonde hair.
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported that the suspect was quoted by police as saying ‘I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.’
National state broadcaster NHK reported that 15 people have died and 45 were injured – of which 20 are in a serious condition.
Kyodo News agency reported that 19 people are dead and 20 were injured.
Details are still emerging but it is the worst mass stabbing in Japan in recent years.
Armed police encircled the centre which offers support to people with disabilities, including proving rehabilitation activities and accommodation.
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