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Japan Knife Attack Kills 19, Injures 20

A knife-wielding man attacked a facility for the disabled and then turned himself in, police said

People walk on a street at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, photo: Reuters/Yuya Shino
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1 year ago

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — At least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan early on Tuesday, Kyodo news agency reported.

Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, west of Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old suspect, Kyodo reported.

Japanese media said staff called police at 2.30 a.m. local time with reports of a man armed with a knife on the grounds of the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility.

A man later went into a police station and said: “I did it” He is described as a man in his 20s and has been arrested, the media reports said.

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