China kindergarten stabbing: Woman slashes at least 14 children

Arturo Kim
October 28, 2018

A knife-wielding assailant injured 14 children at a kindergarten in the western Chinese city of Chongqing on Friday morning, police reported.

The children were walking back from a park where they were engaged in morning exercises and about to enter the gate of the school, Yudong New Century Kindergarten, when the attack took place around 9.30 am local time, police said. The attacker, a 39-year-old woman, was taken in custody and no motive for the assault was immediately publicized.

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No information about the attacker was given, other than her surname, Liu.

Videos circulating on social media show injured children being led out of the school, some with knife wounds on their faces.

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After the woman was taken away, video showed police fending off a crowd of people who appeared to be parents.

Violent crime is rare in China compared with many other countries, especially in major cities where security is tight, but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many targeting children.

These attacks are often blamed on people with the mental illness or the personal grievances.

A spate of killings of school children in 2010 prompted a response from top government officials and leading many schools to add gates and security guards.

In April this year, nine students were stabbed to death in a similar attack at a middle school in Shaanxi province.

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