At least 15 killed, up to 45 injured in stabbing attack at Japanese disabled facility.

At least 15 people have been killed and up to 45 injured by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan, Japanese media reported.

Police in Sagamihara in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, have arrested a man in his 20s, Kyodo said.

Japanese media said staff called police at 2:30am local time on Tuesday with reports of a man armed with a knife on the grounds of the sprawling Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility.

A man handed himself over at a police station half an hour later and said: “I did it”, a spokesman at Kanagawa Prefecture Police said.

Asahi Shimbun reported that the suspect was quoted by police as saying “I want to get rid of the disabled from this world”.

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