The suspect for an attack at a private kindergarten in Anfu county, Central China’s Jiangxi Province on Wednesday has been arrested, .
Three people were killed and six others injured, including toddlers, in the attack.
The assailant is suspected to have been armed with a knife, which was used during the killing spree that sparked outrage on Chinese social media.
Local police said in the statement that the assailant was wearing a cap and a mask, and initially identified him as a 48-year-old local male surnamed Liu, without disclosing the ages and identities of the victims.
According to a video taken by local people at the scene, a police officer is seen carrying a young boy from a police car to an ambulance, where the boy lies motionless in the arms of the officer. So far, it can be confirmed that at least one child was injured in the attack.
In addition, information circulating on Sina Weibo, which has not yet been confirmed by authorities, shows that the assailant used a knife to stab several children in the kindergarten, almost all under the age of six, and some children are still in the hospital for treatment.
Source: Global Times