JAPAN A young Japanese man was being questioned by police Tuesday after he allegedly went on a stabbing rampage.
courtesy: MGN Online
The rampage ended with 19 people killed and twenty-five injured at a facility for the mentally disabled, where 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu was recently fired.
Uematsu also claims he carried out the attack and of the twenty-five wounded, 20 of them were seriously injured.
Months earlier, Uematsu reportedly gave a letter to parliament outlining the plan.
Security camera footage played on local news programs show the suspect arriving in a black car, carrying several knives to the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, 50 kilometers west of Tokyo.
He then broke in by shattering a window at 2:10 a.m. local time, according to a prefectural health official, and then set off to slash patients' throats.
Local police say he calmly turned himself two hours after the attack.
On Tuesday a car covered in blue tarpaulin, which Japanese media claim belongs to Uematsu, was seen outside the police station where he is being held.