11 wounded in China knife attack blamed on mentally ill man

AP

21st February, 2019 11:50:25 printer

11 wounded in China knife attack blamed on mentally ill man

 

Police in southern China say 11 people including students were wounded in a knife attack blamed on a mentally ill man.

 

The Ji'an city police wrote on the microblog that the attacker in Thursday's incident was immediately detained with the help of onlookers.

 

The attack is the latest in a string of mass stabbings around the country blamed on people with mental illnesses or bearing grudges against individuals or society.

 

Firearms are tightly controlled in China, with private ownership illegal, while knives are mostly unregulated.

 

In December, an attacker with a knife who tried to hijack a bus killed five people and wounded 21, while in March, nine were killed in an attack outside a middle school allegedly carried out by a former pupil seeking revenge for having been bullied.


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