Twenty-two school children and an elderly woman have reportedly been injured after a knife-wielding man went on a rampage outside a school in Henan province.
State-run news agency Xinhua said police had arrested a 36-year-old villager named as Min Yingjun.
In a post on Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging site, local reporter He Zhengquan, described the attack as a “vicious incident.” “One mental patient charged into a group of students on their way to school, hacked and injured one resident and 22 students,” he wrote.
In September, three children were killed and thirteen injured in Guangxi province when a disturbed man went on a rampage with an axe at their school. In 2010-11 there was a spree of attacks at schools across China, which have disturbingly become a nexus on which the mentally deranged can take out their anger upon.
Update #1: Following the tragic events in Colorado, we have to ask, is the difference in fatalities down to the fact that the Henan attacker had no access to guns?