News reports are just beginning to trickle in about a man’s rampage with a knife at a home for the disabled near Tokyo, leaving 19 dead and as many as 45 injured at most recent count.
BREAKING: Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 25, 2016
!! Good lord SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo.
— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) July 25, 2016
The U.K. Express reports that police arrested a man in his 20s who allegedly broke into a home for the disabled in the city of of Sagamihara, near Tokyo. Police were called to the scene after a man carrying a knife was seen on the grounds. The motive is unknown at this time.
Now there is an attack in Japan with a knife, 19 dead. Is mass insanity contageous? https://t.co/0FoPl5DrFb
— ToniConfid (@Toniconfid) July 25, 2016
AP quoting a Japanese news agency as saying 19 people killed in a knife attack near Tokyo. How is that possible??
— Crispian Balmer (@crispiandjb) July 25, 2016
— RT (@RT_com) July 25, 2016
Russia Today is reporting that the number injured is now 45, with 20 in critical condition.
Update: A disgruntled former employee?
UPDATE: Police in Japan say attacker claims to be former employee at facility where stabbing occurred
— Xana O'Neill (@xanaoneill) July 25, 2016
Twitchy will update this post as details emerge.