Policemen stand in front of the main gate to the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre where a knife-wielding man went on a rampage in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture on July 28, 2016. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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Japan is reviewing its mental health system to see how a man who was hospitalized after making violent threats came to be released after just 12 days and was later able to kill 19 people.Satoshi Uematsu, 26, has admitted to carrying out the country's worst mass killing in decades on Tuesday when he stabbed to death 19 people and wounded 26 others at a care center for the mentally disabled in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo.Uematsu reportedly tied up five of the eight caregivers on duty before stabbing, slashing and otherwise injuring the 45 victims in a span of 50 minutes, Fuji News Network and other broadcasters said.
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