22 children, 1 adult hurt in China school attack

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04:09 PM December 14th, 2012

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December 14th, 2012 04:09 PM

BEIJING — Police say 22 children and one adult have been injured in a knife attack outside a primary school in central China.

A police officer says the attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8 a.m. Friday as students were arriving for classes.

The officer says the attacker, 36-year-old local villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody. The officer declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants.

A county hospital administrator says the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards who have been posted across China following a spate of school attacks in recent years. He says two students have been transferred to better-equipped hospitals outside the county.

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