Beijing: Four people were killed in a knife attack in China’s Zixing City today, the second such assault in the country this month.
A 53-year-old man, identified by his surname Yuan, stabbed three of the victims to death in his home and wounded the fourth in Zixing City.
The fourth victim later died in hospital.
The suspect was taken into police custody and interrogated, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
This is the second knife attack in China this month.
A woman was killed and 12 others injured when a disgruntled man went on a stabbing spree at a shopping mall in downtown Beijing on February 11.
Police have caught the suspect in that attack and identified him as 35-year-old surnamed Zhu.
The suspect has claimed responsibility for the attack and said he was motivated by personal grievances, police officials said.
Knife attacks by disgruntled people in public places and schools to highlight their grievances have become common in China.