A street vendor was killed when a knife-wielding assailant stabbed her outside of a cinema in Xi’an this afternoon, according to reports coming in on Chinese media.
The attack took place in front of the Heping Cinema located on Xi’an’s Beida Street. Around 11:50 a.m., the male assailant reportedly grabbed a knife from a female hawker selling pineapples and began to stab her when she tried to take it back. The attacker injured himself in the process.
The man and woman were both sent to the hospital, where she reportedly had succumb to her injuries. Investigation is still ongoing, but we’ll keep updating with details as they come in.
By Lucy Liu
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