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A man wielding a knife injures five, including school children, in a stabbing in China

A man wielding a knife injures five, including schoolchildren, in a stabbing at a kindergarten in China

  • Five were injured in the knife attack in the southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou
  • The incident took place near a local kindergarten and school today at around 7 a.m.
  • At least four out of five injured are school children, Chinese media report
  • The suspect was detained by police during an ongoing investigation, the official said

Five people, including school children, were injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in South China.

The attack took place in the Panyu District of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on Monday around 7 a.m. local time.

The five injured were rushed to a local hospital while the attacker was detained by police, according to authorities. An investigation is underway.

Officials have not disclosed details of the five injured, but Chinese media said at least four of them were children attending kindergarten and the nearby school.

Footage circulating online shows medics caring for the injured on the spot after police officers cordoned off the neighborhood.

Panyu police said in one notice that the suspect was being held by officers and that there was an ongoing investigation into the incident.

Officials have not disclosed details of the five injured

But Chinese media said at least four of them were children attending kindergarten and school nearby

But Chinese media said at least four of them were children attending kindergarten and school nearby

Five people, including school children, were injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in South China. The attack took place in the Panyu district of Guangzhou

Images circulating online show medics caring for the injured on the spot after police officers cordoned off the area following the knife attack in Panyu, Guangzhou, on Monday.

Images circulating online show medics caring for the injured on the spot after police officers cordoned off the area following the knife attack in Panyu, Guangzhou, on Monday.

Images circulating online show medics caring for the injured on the spot after police officers cordoned off the area following the knife attack in Panyu, Guangzhou, on Monday.

The officials did not specify the current condition or level of injuries of the attacked residents.

A witness told it The Beijing News that the man threatened to injure himself after being chased by two guards during the attack.

He is also being treated at the local hospital, according to the newspaper.

MailOnline has contacted the local authorities for further updates.

The news comes as a knife attack that injured 39 school children and staff and shook China earlier this year.

The attack took place at Central Primary School in Wuzhou City, Guangxi Autonomous Region on June 4 at around 8:30 am local time.

The attacker was identified as 50-year-old Li Xiaomin who worked as a security guard at the school.

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