Journalists gather at the main gate of the Tsukui Yamayuri En care center where a knife-wielding man went on a rampage in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, some 50 kms (30 miles) west of Tokyo on Tuesday, July 26. At least 19 people were killed when the man went on a rampage at the care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan early on Tuesday, a fire official said.
Disabled targeted in deadly attack in Japan
01:59 - Source: CNN

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Residents of disabled residential facility are attacked, at least 19 killed

Man in custody in Sagamihara after turning himself in

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At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan’s deadliest mass killings since World War II. Nine men and 10 women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, were killed in the attack.

Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, a residential area approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital.

Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old who worked at the facility until February, broke in through a window about 2 a.m. Tuesday (1 p.m. ET Monday), Kanagawa Prefecture officials said at a news conference.