Street Littered With Bodies After Bus Hijacking

It's a terrifying scene.
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2018 2:35 PM CST
Bus Hijacker Plows Into Pedestrian Crowd
A screen capture from a video clip of police arresting the alleged assailant.   (YouTube)

A hijacker with a knife drove a bus into pedestrians Tuesday in a southeastern Chinese city before being captured, police said. At least five people were reportedly killed. Another 21 people were injured in the afternoon attack in Longyan in Fujian province, south of Shanghai, according to a police statement. The announcement gave no details of the attacker's identity or a motive, the AP reports.

It gave no indication how many fatalities occurred aboard the bus and how many among pedestrians. A video clip shows a half dozen police officers wrestling the attacker to the ground in the middle of a street as traffic flowed past—but be warned, it also shows bodies lying on the street. (Watch an 11-year-old escape during a carjacking.)

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