At least 7 students are dead and 12 wounded in a stabbing attack that took place just outside of a middle school in northern China this morning:
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At least seven students have been stabbed to death in a knife attack outside a school in northern China, officials say.
The knife-wielding man attacked 19 students near a secondary school in Mizhi County in Shaanxi province, as they were heading home for the day, officials said.
A suspect is in police custody.
Photos on social media showed several young students lying on the floor, surrounded by shocked onlookers.
This is a picture of the suspect:
Here’s more from the Daily Mail:
According to Huashang Daily, the alleged attack took place not far away from the gate of the Number Three Middle School of Mizhi County.
It’s claimed that the suspect suddenly dashed out and waved his knife towards the passing students.
An insider told the Shaanxi-based newspaper that most of the victims were female students because ‘male students ran more quickly’.