21st February, 2019
Eleven people on Thursday were injured in a knife attack in eastern China, police in Jiangxi province said.
“The suspect, a 33-year-old man with previous psychiatric problems, was apprehended following the attack in Ji’an City.
“Victims included children, although there were no life-threatening injuries,’’ police added.
Knives are commonly used in attacks in China, where ownership of guns is illegal.
The country has seen a number of knife attacks in recent years.
In February 2018, one woman was killed and 12 people were injured in a knife attack at a Beijing shopping centre.
In July 2017, two people were killed and nine were injured in a knife attack at a Walmart in southern China.
Such attacks are generally blamed on individuals suffering from mental illness or those holding grudges against society.