Six people, including three children, have been killed and one injured in a stabbing at a kindergarten in southern China.
A spokeswoman for the city government said the attack took place in Lianjiang in Guangdong province on Monday, July 10.
“The victims include one teacher, two parents and three students… and one suspect has been arrested,” she told the AFP news agency.
The attack took place at 7.40am (23:40 GMT on Sunday), and the suspect – a 25-year-old man with the family name Wu – was arrested 20 minutes later.
Police have classified the case as “intentional assault”, according to Chinese social media site Weibo.
China has seen a number of stabbing attacks in schools in recent years, despite government efforts to improve security.
Last August, three people were killed after an attack in southern Jiangxi province that also targeted a nursery school.
In April 2021, two children were killed and 16 others wounded when a knife-wielding man entered a kindergarten in southern China.
In June of the previous year, 37 students and two adults were wounded by a knife-wielding attacker at a primary school in southern China.
In November 2019, a man climbed a kindergarten wall in southwest Yunnan province and sprayed people with a corrosive liquid, injuring 51 of them, mostly students.Share this story to friends