Po­lice search house of stab­bing sus­pect

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Ja­panese po­lice have searched the home of the sus­pect in a mass stab­bing spree that left 19 peo­ple dead at a fa­cil­ity for the men­tally dis­abled. The sus­pect, Satoshi Ue­matsu, 26, was trans­ferred yes­ter­day from a po­lice sta­tion to the prose­cu­tor’s of­fice in Yoko­hama. The at­tacker left dead or in­jured nearly a third of the ap­prox­i­mately 150 pa­tients at the fa­cil­ity in a mat­ter of 40 min­utes on Tues­day. The fire de­part­ment said 25 were wounded, 20 of them se­ri­ously. Ue­matsu turned him­self into po­lice about two hours af­ter the pre-dawn at­tack in Sagami­hara, a city about 50km west of cen­tral Tokyo. He had worked at the fa­cil­ity un­til Fe­bru­ary, when he de­liv­ered a let­ter to Par­lia­ment out­lin­ing a plan to at­tack two fa­cil­i­ties for the hand­i­capped and say­ing all dis­abled peo­ple should be put to death. At his house in Sagami­hara, po­lice took in card­board boxes to carry out any ev­i­dence. Parts of the prop­erty were sealed off with yel­low po­lice tape. Of­fi­cial said the dead were 10 women and nine men, rang­ing in age from 19 to 70. All those killed were res­i­dents of the fa­cil­ity.

SUS­PECT: Satoshi Ue­matsu

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