It has been reported that the building serves as a home for the disabled. Staff contacted the police around 2:30 Tuesday morning local time, reporting that a man dressed in black clothes and armed with a knife had been seen at Tsukui Yamayuri Garden near the home. The attacker was later identified as 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu, who allegedly turned himself into police. He is believed to have previously worked at the facility. Reports say the suspect went to a police station and confessed to committing the murders.
According to the Asahi newspaper, the suspect told police he wanted to "rid the world of disabled people."
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At this time authorities have not announced a motive for the attack. It has been reported that four of injured victims are in critical condition.