Knife-wielding man attacks 8 children at Hubei school

By James Griffiths, May 21, 2014

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A man weilding a kitchen knife attacked eight children at a primary school in Hubei Province Tuesday, SCMP reports

The incident took place at about midday when the man attacked pupils at a school in Macheng, a statement from the city's government said. One of the children was seriously injured.

It is the latest in a series of attacks targeting school children on the mainland in recent years.

The suspect, Chen Zuihang, 35, comes Luoyuan county near Fuzhou in Fujian province, the government statement said. He was arrested at the scene.

Police are still investigating the motive for the attack.

Knife attacks at schools in China are unfortunately a common occurence:

China has suffered a series of attacks on kindergartens and grade schools, often by people who are mentally ill or are angry at society.

Last month, a group of eight knife-wielding men slashed at students on their way home, killing one student and injuring two in the northwestern city of Ankang.

Last year, a man injured six pupils and one parent with a kitchen cleaver in the southern city of Maoming.

Makes you glad that China, at least, has strict gun control

[Image via SCMP]

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