China: Stabbing Rampage Leaves 4 Dead, 11 Injured in Chengdu

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

At least four people were killed and 11 were wounded when a man attacked passengers on a bus in Chengdu, China, before going after people on the streets.

The South China Morning Post reported that the 41-year-old man, who had the surname Li, went on the rampage Sunday night.

When he started stabbing people, the driver of the bus put his foot on the brakes to let passengers off immediately.

After that, Li then escaped the bus and began to stab people in the city’s Caojia Alley, said police. The bus driver apparently ran after him with a mop, while other witnesses tried to corral him, with some holding stools and other weapons.

Police then arrived and fired warning shots, but Li tried to escape, so police shot him and arrested him. 

According to the BBC, the youngest victim in the attack is only 10 years old, but it is unclear if the child was killed. The names and identities of the victims were not released, and the extent of the injuries of those who were wounded is unclear.

Li reportedly had arguments over money with his family a day prior to the attack. Police did not disclose the motive of the attack.

The state-run, Communist Party-backed Global Times reported that Li told police he worked as a migrant worker. He apparently Li left Xichang City in southwest Sichuan Province a week ago, arriving in Chengdu over the weekend.

Local authorities said they would investigate the stabbings.

In recent months, knife attacks in China have been on the rise.

Earlier this August, a man armed with a knife killed three people with a bus in Henan Province. Last month, a man injured several people with a knife in Shenzhen, located in southern Guangdong Province. And another Henan man July killed five people with a knife in July.

And last December, a man who was affected by “doomsday” rumors stabbed two dozen children at a primary school in China.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.