Earlier today, a man stabbed 10 children outside of a Haikou primary school with a knife, before committing suicide. Local media reports that while two of the children were seriously hurt in the attack, none of their injuries are life-threatening.
Local reports say that the schoolchildren were walking around outside their school when they were suddenly attacked. Six boys and four girls were injured in the attack.
Police identified the suspect only as a 45-year-old man who had killed himself shortly after the attack. They added that it was a “vicious criminal case brought on by extreme behavior.”
A few years ago, there was a string of vicious stabbings at primary schools across China that caused widespread public concern and rampant speculation about the cause for such attacks.
The government pinned the blame on those with mental health problems looking for easy targets. With tight restrictions on guns in China, assailants used knives and cleavers to carry out their mass attacks on schoolkids.
The most recent series of cases occurred in 2014, with a man breaking into a Hubei primary school and killing three children, followed by another man killing four more kids in Guangxi weeks later.
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