Six Chinese Women Hurt in Cleaver Attack: Report
The women were injured on Sunday around a crowded marketplace in Foshan, a city in far southern China’s Guangdong province, according to a report in the Guangzhou Daily, the official newspaper of the capital province.
None of the victims died.
The report cited one witness who said the man, aged in his 20s, singled out women, especially young ones, striking them with a kitchen cleaver around the neck, shoulders and chest before he fled up a flight of stairs.
“Before the eyes of the terrified crowd, he threw himself from a three-storey building and died on the spot,” said the report, which was widely circulated on Chinese news websites.
Unlike other recent knife and cleaver attacks in China, Sunday’s attack did not appear to be directed at children.