DEVELOPING: At least 15 people were killed, and up to 45 injured when a knife-wielding man went on a rampage early Tuesday at a facility for the disabled in the Japanese city of Sagmihara, broadcaster NHK reported.

Police told NNK they received a call from an employee of the facility, located west of Tokyo, just after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, who said a man carrying a knife broke into the building.

Police told NHK they arrested a 26-year-old man when he turned himself in at a police station shortly after 3 a.m. local time.

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

Police said the man told them that he was a former employee of the center.

Television footage showed a number of ambulances parked outside the facility, with medics and other rescue workers running in and out.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.