At least 15 dead, dozens injured in knife attack at Japanese facility for the disabled

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A knife-wielding man killed more than a dozen near Tokyo early Tuesday morning. Photo by PBS NewsHour

A man killed more than a dozen people early Tuesday morning at a Japanese facility for the disabled, according to the Associated Press.

The attack occurred in Sagamihara, a city 30 miles west of Tokyo, according to the nation’s public broadcasting organization NHK. NHK reported 15 dead and 45 injured, while the Kyodo news agency cited 19 dead and 20 injured.

Police said a suspect had surrendered to authorities, according to the AP. The suspect is a 26-year-old former employee of the facility.

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