15 dead, 45 injured after stabbing at disabled facility in Kanagawa

Police arrested a former employee of the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility on charges of murder

Outside the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Midori Ward
Outside the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Midori Ward

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a former male employee at a handicapped facility in Sagamihara City after more than a dozen persons were killed and nearly 50 injured in a stabbing rampage, reports NHK (July 26).

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 15 people dead another 45 injured.

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

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