SAGAMIHARA, JAPAN - JULY 26: Emergency vehicles are deployed around a residential care facility for the disabled where at least 15 people were killed and more than 25 injured in a stabbing rampage on July 26, 2016 in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, Japan. A 26-year-old man was arrested after turning himself in at a police station. (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)
Photo: Kyodo News
Photo: Kyodo News

At least 15 people are dead after a knife attack in Japan

A man armed with a knife went on a rampage in a city outside Tokyo, Japan, killing at least 15 people. 

The attack happened about 2:30 Tuesday morning local time at a facility for the handicapped in Sagamihara. 

NHK World reports that at least 15 people were killed and as many as 45 others were wounded. 

The suspect, a man in his 20s, turned himself into police after the incident. Officials say the man confessed to the stabbings and has been arrested on murder charges.

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