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3. Suspect killed those 'unable to communicate'

Police investigating the stabbing rampage at a facility for the disabled have quoted the suspect as saying that he attacked those who were unable to communicate their feelings.

A knife-wielding man broke into the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara City, west of Tokyo, shortly after 2:00 AM on Tuesday, and stabbed residents. The attack left 19 people dead, and 26 others were injured.

Police arrested Satoshi Uematsu, who is 26, after he turned himself in at a police station in the city. The suspect used to work at the facility, and lived nearby.

Police say the man admitted to stabbing the victims. They say the suspect told them that he wished disabled people would disappear.
Police say his bag contained 3 knives stained with blood, as well as binding straps.

They suspect Uematsu entered the east residential building by breaking a window, and stabbed people one after another while moving on to the west building.

They also suspect he used the straps to tie up a staff member.