A man stabbed one child to death and injured seven more people yesterday evening in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
The attack occurred at around 7:00 p.m. at Tianbeisi Road in Shenzhen’s Luohu district, about 630 meters away from a psychiatric hospital, Xinhua reported, adding that the man is believed to have a history of mental illness. He was detained at the scene after police fired shots at him.
The incident follows a string of tragic stabbing cases involving children in the past year. Last September, a man stabbed three young students to death and injured several more before taking his own life at a primary school in Hubei province. He was reportedly ‘venting his anger’ after the school didn’t allow his daughter to register for the new school term. The same month, four children in Guangxi were fatally stabbed as they were on their way to school. In May, 2014, a man injured eight kids with a kitchen knife after going on a rampage at a school in Hubei province while under the influence of meth.
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