28 Children Stabbed in China Attack

Knifeman goes berserk in kindergarten
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2010 2:27 AM CDT
Updated Apr 29, 2010 6:08 AM CDT
People crowd around a kindergarten where a knife-wielding man attacked over two dozen children and several teachers, in Taixing, China today.    (AP Photo/Xinhua, Gu Ye)
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(Newser) – A knife-wielding man went berserk in a kindergarten in eastern China today, stabbing 28 children and 3 adults. The suspected attacker, 47, was arrested after the multiple assaults in Jiangsu province, the BBC reports. Most of those injured were 4-year-old children from the same class. Five victims are in critical condition.

"The gate-keeper, teachers, and students were attacked," a city official told reporters. "The injured are receiving treatment in the hospital. We don't have any reports of deaths yet." China has been shocked by a spate of school attacks this year. A teacher and 15 primary school students were stabbed in an attack in Guangdong yesterday. A man was executed the same day for killing 8 students in a stabbing attack last month.

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