A three-year-old boy was killed and a nine-year-old girl injured after the two were attacked by a knife-wielding woman in Guangxi, Xinhua reports.
The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was detained by police. She was armed with a kitchen knife and a dagger when they apprehended her.
Beihai police said that the woman may be mentally ill. It’s not yet known if she knows the children.
This is the second attack on children in Guangxi within recent months. In September, a man stabbed four kids to death as they were walking to school. The suspect’s body was discovered in the mountains in early October, according to another Xinhua report.
Just weeks ago, one child was killed and another injured after they were stabbed by a man. The suspect was caught and detained by police, and preliminary investigation showed that he had a history of mental illness.