Stabbing Attack Leaves Dozen-Plus Kindergartners Injured

Woman arrested in China for rampage with kitchen knife
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2018 8:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – More than a dozen Chinese kindergartners were injured Friday morning after a woman with a kitchen knife attacked them at a school in Chongqing, the AP and BBC report. The suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old with the last name Liu, wandered onto school grounds at the Xinshiji Kindergarten as the kids were outside for rec time around 9:30am, police say. As the children went back to their classes, the suspect went on the attack, injuring at least 14 kids, officials add. "[She] just ran at them with a knife. The teachers were dumbstruck," one local resident tells CNN.

Video making the rounds online shows children being led to ambulances, some bleeding, with apparent knife wounds on their faces; the South China Morning Post has a short video of the chaos after the stabbing. All of the attacked children were said to have been treated at the hospital. The suspect, who Gulf News reports was eventually stopped by teachers and guards, was arrested and taken into custody. No motive has yet been offered. The AP notes that in China, the sale and possession of firearms is restricted, so attacks are usually carried out with knives or DIY explosives. (In 2010, more than two dozen kids were stabbed at a Chinese kindergarten.)

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