Ex-Doctor Hacks 8 Children to Death in Eastern China
Knife-wielding attacker targets elementary school
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2010 2:51 AM CDT
Map locates Nanping City, China, site of an elementary school attack early this morning.   (AP)

(Newser) – A former doctor armed with a large knife hacked 8 children to death and injured 5 others at an elementary school in eastern China today. The attacker, who has a history of mental health problems, was nabbed by police after the bloodbath at Nanping City Experimental Elementary School in Fujian province. His rampage was stopped by a security guard who knocked the weapon out of the man's hands with a mop. China has witnessed several school attacks over the last years. They're often blamed on grudges or mental illnesses, triggering calls for improved security.

 

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