Japan knife attack 'leaves 19 dead'


Locutus
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Japan knife attack at facility for disabled leaves at least 19 dead

At least 19 people have been killed in a knife attack at a residential care centre for the disabled in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.

The attack happened in the early hours of Tuesday. Another 45 people were reportedly injured, 18 seriously.

Local police have arrested a male suspect after he turned himself in.

The man is said to be aged 26, and is a former employee at the the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility, 40km (25 miles) south-west of Tokyo.

He reportedly went into a police station and said "I did it". No motive has been established yet.

Details are still emerging about the incident, but the death toll makes it the worst mass stabbing in Japan in recent years.

In 2008, a man drove a truck into a packed shopping district at Akihabara in Tokyo, before climbing out and randomly stabbing people. Seven people died.

The attack occurred on the same date that a man with a history of mental illness stabbed eight children to death at an Osaka primary school in 2001.

Japan Sagamihara knife attack: At least 19 dead, reports say - BBC News

I smell the death penalty
 
Curious Cdn
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Sunni, Shia or Shinto?
 
Kreskin
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Imagine what he would've done with a gun.
 
eh1eh
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I thought it was a ninja attack but they could see the guy when he confessed so, no.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Imagine what he would've done with a gun.

... or a ladder!
 
eh1eh
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...or a clock tower.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post


I smell the death penalty

Maybe. But even if he gets that chances are he wont be executed for well over a decade if at all. They are as slow as the Americans for the most part.
 
mentalfloss
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You are really obsessed with dead people.

Are you a necrophiliac?
 
Ludlow
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Sick.