Ex-Doc Hacks 8 Children to Death in Eastern China

Knife-wielding attacker targets grammar school
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2010 2:50 AM CDT
Map locates Nanping City, China, site of an elementary school attack.   (AP)

(Newser) – A former doctor armed with a large knife hacked 8 children to death and injured 5 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, reports AP. 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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