Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

China police report 14 injured in kindergarten knife attack

China police report 14 injured in kindergarten knife attack

Beijing, Oct 26 A woman attacked and injured at least 14 children with a kitchen knife at a Chinese kindergarten in Chongqing on Friday, police said.

The woman, identified only by her surname Liu, has been arrested, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted a local state-run Chongqing Broadcasting Group as saying. Police said the assailant was unemployed and carried out the attack 'to take revenge on society'.

The local police said the young students were returning to their classroom at 9.30am (2.30am BST) from morning exercises when they were attacked.

School security guards attempted to restrain the woman while bystanders began to take matters into their own hands, kicking the woman once she was subdued.

"He asked the health department to spare no effort to treat the injured children".

Violent crime is relatively rare in China, but it has faced a string of unrelated knife attacks in school and kindergartens in recent years. The videos showed small children bleeding from severe cuts to their faces at the entrance to the kindergarten as stunned adults looked on.

Such attacks are often blamed on people with mental illness or who have personal grievances.

Friday's incident isn't the first time children in China have been hurt at school by people wielding knives.

A vehicle crashed into a large crowd of people in Hengdong County, central China's Hunan Province on Wednesday evening, killing 11 and injuring a further 44.

A spate of killings of school children in 2010 prompted a response from top government officials and leading many schools to add gates and security guards.

In January 2017, a man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed and wounded 11 children at a kindergarten in southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

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