Monday, October 5, 2015   

Shenzhen attacker said to be mentally ill
(07-29 17:55)

A mentally ill man stabbed three passers-by to death in Shenzhen, police said.
The man, identified only by his surname He, attacked several people on a street, police said on a verified Sina Weibo account.
Three people were killed and five wounded, they said, adding that He had a history of mental illness and had rushed into a roadside restaurant, seized a knife and wounded the owner before attacking passers-by. The survivors are in hospital.
Police received a call at 9:45 a.m today saying that a man was randomly attacking passersby with a knife on the side of a road in the city's Luohu district.
He, 41, from Jieyang in Guangdong province, was subdued by police who arrived at the scene three minutes after the first reports were received. He was taken to hospital after cutting himself.
The suspect, originally from the city of Jieyang in Guangdong, lived in a neighborhood in the Luohu district. --AFP/Xinhua
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