BEIJING — Police in southern China have arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of an assault that killed three people and injured six others at a kindergarten in Jiangxi province.
Liu Xiaohui was arrested at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, about 12 hours after the morning assault, the Anfu county police mentioned in an announcement. He had fled and gone into hiding, the assertion mentioned.
Police didn’t present any info on the id and ages of the victims.
China’s Global Times newspaper reported that at the very least one sufferer was a toddler and that the attacker is believed to have been armed with a knife.
China upgraded safety at faculties following a spate of of deadly attacks in recent years attributed largely to folks bearing grudges towards society or with psychological sicknesses.
China doesn’t enable non-public gun possession, so most such assaults are carried out with knives, do-it-yourself explosives or gasoline bombs.
Around 100 kids and adults have been killed and a whole lot injured over the previous decade in apparently uncoordinated “lone wolf” assaults wherein the motive was unclear. The principally male assailants had been both killed, ended their lives or had been placed on trial and executed.
Acts of violence towards China’s youth resonate particularly strongly as a result of nation’s chronically low beginning price, partly as a consequence of a long time of inhabitants management insurance policies.