Knife-Wielding Man Kills At Least 19 People In Japan

Publish Date
Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 9:48AM

A knifeman has killed at least 19 people and injured 20 in Japan, according to reports.

It is believed the attacker went into a centre for disabled people in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, brandishing a knife.

Police were called to the scene at around 2.30am local time after residents saw a man armed with a knife in the grounds of the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden.

Four of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

Local media have reported that 19 people have died and 20 were injured.

Armed police encircled the centre and arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of murder. 

Officers said he was a former member of staff who turned himself in.

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