One dead, 12 injured in knife rampage in Beijing

2018-02-11 20:48
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Beijing - A man motivated by personal grievances killed a woman and injured 12 others in a knife attack in Beijing on Sunday, police said.

The rampage unfolded at a busy shopping mall in the heart of the Chinese capital before officers quickly subdued the attacker, according to the authorities.

Three men and 10 women were injured, but one victim later died. None of the remaining victims are suffering from life-threatening injuries, police added.

Violent incidents are extremely rare in Beijing, which is tightly policed, particularly in the run-up to the Chinese New Year holiday that starts this year on Friday.

"After a preliminary investigation the suspect named Zhu, 35, from Xihua County in Henan Province, confessed to injuring people in order to satisfy personal grievances," police said.

A witness dining at a nearby restaurant told state news agency Xinhua she saw a man suddenly take a knife out of his bag and start attacking people at random, while the agency reported that another witness saw a victim injured in the neck.

The lunchtime assault happened in the Xidan district just a few hundred metres from Zhongnanhai, the heavily-guarded headquarters of the Communist Party and the Chinese government.

Read more on:    china

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.