Sagamihara massacre: Police searched Uematsu’s residence

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 26-year-old slaughtered 19 people and wounded another 25 at a care home in Sagamihara town
10:34, 27 July 2016

The Japanese police conducted search in the house of Satoshi Uematsu who stabbed to death 19 patients of a care home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture. He injured 25 more people; all casualties are people with special needs.

According to The Guardian, nine women and 10 men aged between 18 and 70 were among the dead; that made the accident theworst mass killing in Japan since the WWII.

On Wednesday, Uematsu has been transferred from the local police station to the prosecutor’s office in Yokohama. His house was shut off by the police line.

Previously, in February this year, Uematsu tried to pass a letter to speaker of the lower house of the Japanese Parliament. In it, he threatened to kill 470 people with special needs; after that, he was put into an asylum. The letter also contained Uematsu’s view of civil society, which foresaw that people with special needs may be killed with the consent from their families.   

Related: AFP: 19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home

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