Two people have now been confirmed dead and one seriously injured after a gruesome knife attack at a mall in Yan’an city, Shaanxi province on January 1 in which one victim was beheaded. The attack was sparked by a long-standing dispute between two competing business owners in the mall, Xinhua reported, adding that the suspect has been apprehended.
According to reports from state-run media, two women were killed and a man was severely injured after being slashed by the assailant with a kitchen knife.
The two deceased were a pair of sisters, aged 35 and 38, surnamed Li. The wounded victim is a 38-year-old male who was married to the younger sister. The victims received multiple knife wounds on their heads and necks, and the attacker reportedly decapitated the younger woman.
The suspect, a 38-year-old male, was captured in the shopping mall on the day of the attack.
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