Report: 19 Dead, 20 Injured In Knife Attack Outside Tokyo

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AGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo.

Police said they responded to a call about 2:30 a.m. from an employee saying something horrible is happening.

A man turned himself in at a police station about two hours later, police in Sagamihara said. He left the knife in his car when he entered the station. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and trespassing.

Police said there were several casualties but did not provide any numbers.

NHK said the suspect, 26, is a former employee at the facility, Tsukui Yamayuri-en.

Television footage showed a number of ambulances parked outside the facility, with medics and other rescue workers running in and out.

Kyodo News agency initially reported that 19 people were killed and 20 injured, but later said at least 15 people were dead and 28 injured.

This post has been updated.

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