Knife attack at kindergarten in China kills 3 children, 2 parents and 1 teacher
- At least six killed in kindergarten rampage in China
- The suspect, a 25-year-old man surnamed Wu, was taken into custody.
Six people were killed and one injured in a Monday attack on a kindergarten in southern China’s Guangdong province, a city government spokesman said.
“Victims include a teacher, two parents and three students,” she said in the assault, which occurred around 7:40 a.m. (23:40 GMT on Sunday). rice field.
She did not provide details such as the victim’s identity, age or the weapon used in the attack in Lianjiang, but reports suggested the victim was stabbed.
The suspect, a 25-year-old man surnamed Wu, has been arrested, local police and a city spokesman said.
The incident comes at a time when violent crime has soared in China, where the economy has grown in recent decades and the gap between rich and poor has widened rapidly.
Videos taken by passers-by claiming to show the scene of the crime have been removed from video-sharing platforms Douyin and Twitter-like Weibo, with authorities trying to stop citizens from sharing details of the attack. there is
A police cordon has been set up following a stabbing incident at a kindergarten in Lianjiang County, Guangdong Province, China.This still image was taken from a social media video of him published on July 10, 2023
A man on a scooter and what appears to be his daughter run near the attack victim.
Guns are tightly controlled, but China has been plagued by a spate of mass stabbings.
In recent years, deadly attacks targeting students and schools have occurred nationwide.
The attack forced authorities to step up security and sparked calls for more research into the root causes of such violence.
Last August, three people were killed and six injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southeastern China’s Jiangxi province.
In April 2021, a knife-wielding man broke into a kindergarten in southern China, killing two children and injuring 16.
Last June, 37 students and two adults were injured by knife-wielding attackers at an elementary school in southern China.
And in November 2019, 51 people, mostly students, were injured when a man climbed the walls of a kindergarten in southwestern Yunnan and sprayed people with a corrosive liquid.
In the same year, a “school-related criminal case” occurred in central Hubei province, killing eight children, injuring two others, and arresting a 40-year-old man.
And in April 2018, a 28-year-old man killed nine college students and injured 12 outside a school in northern Shaanxi province.
The attacker later said he acted out of revenge for being harassed by a student at the same school.
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