A young 20-year-old man burst into a center for disabled people near Tokyo, Japan and went on a killing spree, murdering 19 people and wounding 26 others. The suspect, a former employee at the place, confessed and turned himself into the Police.
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19 people were murdered and 26 others were injured after a man armed with a knife entered into a center for disabled people in Sagamihara near Tokyo. 9 men and 10 women ranging from age 18 to 70 were killed in the attack, making it the deadliest attack in Japan since World War II, CNN reported. The suspect turned himself into the Police.
According to the Japanese media, at about 2:30am, Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old who formerly worked for the center, started his fatal killing spree. About a half an hour afterwards, he turned himself into the Police. In the area, there are 150 apartments for physically disabled people ranging from age 18 to 75.
The Police are now examining what led the suspect to murder and attack disabled people with whom he had worked with until recently. The Japanese Police claim that the suspect wanted to get rid of “all of the world’s disabled people.” This theory for a possible motive is reinforced by the head of the facility, who stated that he was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital after he expressed a desire to kill disabled people. The Japanese government reported that there is no terror link with ISIS.
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