On Friday, a woman wielding a kitchen knife attacked at least 14 children at al kindergarten in Chongqing, central China. The Chongqing City Banan District police said the children at Yudong New Century Kindergarten were stabbed when walking back to their class after morning exercises at about 9:30 AM. Videos surfaced Chinese social media showing the children bleeding with cuts on their faces at the entrance of the kindergarten, surrounded by adults. The school’s security guards restrained the 39-year-old attacker before taking her into custody.
A nearby witness, Zhang Jing said, “It happened when the children were entering the school gate… The attacker just ran at them with a knife. The teachers were dumbstruck.”
According to police, an unknown number of students were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident. There is no information about a potential motive for the attack, but police are still investigating.