China Kindergarten Stabbing Recorded 3 Deaths And 6 Injuries
In a knife incident that happened at a kindergarten on Wednesday in the Jiangxi province of southeast China, three people were killed and six others were injured.
According to a police statement posted on China‘s version of Twitter, Weibo, a “gangster wearing a cap and mask” broke into the private kindergarten in Anfu county at around 10:00 am local time (0200 GMT), they claimed. They said that the suspect, 48, is still at large.
The police statement stated that “public security organs are making every attempt to track down the suspect.”
The state-run Beijing Daily posted a video of the incident when a policeman is seen escorting a small child to an ambulance while holding the child in his arms.
The victims’ ages have not been disclosed.
China generally forbids its inhabitants from carrying firearms, so mass violent crime is uncommon there. However, there have been a number of large-scale stabbings in recent years.
And around the country, fatal knife assaults deliberately targeting kindergarten and school youngsters have been reported, allegedly committed by those seeking retribution on society.
A knife-wielding guy entered a kindergarten in southern China last April, killing two children and injuring 16 others.
More recently, four people were hurt in a stabbing last month at a prominent hospital in Shanghai before the attacker was shot and detained by authorities.
In June of last year, a man in the eastern Chinese city of Anqing stabbed bystanders on a pedestrian shopping area, leaving six other people dead and 14 injured.