“A knife-wielding man has gone on a rampage at a facility for handicapped people in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo. Police say 15 people are confirmed dead and 45 injured. They say they received a call from an employee of Tsukui Yamayuri-en just after 2:30AM on Tuesday morning. The caller reportedly said that a man carrying a knife broke into the building.” It’s still early, but other accounts list 19 dead.
NHK reports that a 20-year-old male, a former employee of the facility, later turned himself into police and was arrested. Evil exists and always will. Whatever the motivation, guns or not, horrible acts such as this do, in fact, happen in other advanced countries. Whether the weapon of choice is a firearm, a knife or a truck means little to the victims involved.