Kindergarten stabbing in China – Six people were killed and one wounded in an early morning knife attack outside a kindergarten in southern China, according to Lianjiang city police and Chinese state media. The incident took place around 7:40 a.m. Monday in the city of Hengshan in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, police said in a statement, calling the attack an “intentional injury.” The state-run Global Times tabloid said the attacker had used a knife and police were still confirming the identities of the victims. Citing witnesses, he said the victims include a teacher, two parents and three children.
Kindergarten stabbing details
Police arrested the suspect, a 25-year-old man surnamed Wu, shortly after around 8 a.m. The case is now under investigation, according to the statement. Video footage of the scene, which circulated online and was later obtained and distributed by the Reuters news service, shows the assault took place outside a kindergarten. Video shows concerned residents passing the scene of the attack, where a sign outside reads “kindergarten” and police tape is played. CNN cannot independently verify details about the victims or the method of attack, and has reached out to local officials. China has faced a series of mass stabbings in recent years, often targeting children; a 2020 knife attack at an elementary school injured 37 children in the southern Guangxi region, while a 2022 stabbing at a kindergarten killed three in the eastern Jiangxi province.