Mass stabbing attack at facility for the disabled in Japan leaves at least 19 dead, dozens wounded
- The Tsukui Yamayuri-en care facility in Sagamihara, an hour west of Tokyo, came under attack in the early morning hours by a former employee.
- The knife attack was reportedly the worst mass killing in the country in decades, with additional reports of as many as 45 wounded.
- The attacker allegedly indicated an anti-disability motive upon turning himself in.
“Man fatally stabs 15, wounds 45 in predawn attack at Kanagawa care facility, is arrested” (The Japan Times)
“Japan knife attack: 15 killed and dozens wounded in stabbing” (The Guardian)
“Knife Attack Kills at Least 15 in Tokyo Suburb” (The New York Times)
(Image Credit: via The Japan Times)