Cleaver Attack in China Targets Women

May 17, 2010 Updated: May 17, 2010

[xtypo_dropcap]A[/xtypo_dropcap]Chinese man in his 20s attacked six women in a crowded market place in the city of Foshan in Guangdong Province, southern China on Sunday, according to reports citing state media.

The man struck at the women’s faces, shoulders, and chests with a kitchen cleaver before fleeing up nearby stairs. He then killed himself by jumping off a three-story building.

None of the victims died, five are hospitalized with two in serious condition, according reports citing the Guangzhou Daily.

This is the seventh attack of its kind in China in the past month and a half. Previous attacks targeted young school children; this latest attack confirms fears of more copycat attacks in the country.