A knifeman went on a stabbing rampage in a kindergarten in the southern Chinese city of Beiliu on Wednesday, injuring 18 people, including young children. The suspect was detained by police.
The attacker broke into a private kindergarten at around 2pm local time, injuring 16 children, two of them seriously, and two teachers, Chinese media reported, citing officials.
The suspect was apprehended at the crime scene. A video allegedly filmed at the kindergarten shows officers escorting a detained man.
Sina news agency cited police, saying the suspect suffered from mental illness. His identity has not been revealed.
China has seen a number of attacks on schools and daycare centers in recent years. Last year, a school security guard stabbed 39 children and staff in a kindergarten in the southern Guangxi region. In 2018, a woman armed with a kitchen knife injured 14 children in the city of Chongqing.