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At least 15 killed in Japan stabbing spree: Reports

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TOKYO, Japan (NBC) -

by TIM STELLOH

At least 15 people were stabbed to death by a man with a knife early Tuesday at a facility for disabled people in Japan, state broadcaster NHK reported.

The Kyodo news agency reported that as many as 19 people had died. Between 20 and 45 others were injured, according to various local reports.

The stabbings occurred early Tuesday morning in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, the Kyodo reported.

NHK reported that a man claiming to have carried out the attack turned himself in to police.

The motive behind the attack remained unclear.

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