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At Least 15 Killed in Stabbing Rampage at Facility for Handicapped People: 'I Want to Get Rid of the Disabled'


At Least 15 Killed in Stabbing Rampage at Facility for Handicapped People: 'I Want to Get Rid of the Disabled' Police were investigating knife attack that killed at least 15 people at facility for the disabled. (NHK)

At least 15 people have been killed after a knife-wielding man went on a rampage at a facility for the handicapped, Tokyo police reported.

At least 45 people are believed to have been injured in the attack that began at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the NHK news agency reported.

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An employee of the Tsukui Yamayuri-en center phoned police to say a man with a knife had broken into the building.

The man surrendered at a police station about two hours later. He said he was a former employee of the center, NHK reported.

The man shouted, "I want to get rid of the disabled from this world," police reported, according Asahi Shumbun.

The 26-year-old suspect left the knife in his car when he entered the police station, the Associated Press reported. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and trespassing charges.

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