The knife attack outside Wanquan Elementary School in the village of Chengping, Henan Province, China occurred on December 14, 2012 – the same day as the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The attack left 22 children and one adult wounded. Luckily, China is not a snackbarist nation otherwise instead of 23 wounded people, there would be 23 dead. Just don’t expect gun snackbarists to make any sense of this.
The knife wielding attacker – 36 year old Min Yingjun was arrested and rumor is, he could face the death sentence for the attack. His motive for the stabbings is unclear but an unnamed government official said Min Yingjun was suffering from a mental illness. But later, upon release of the video, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported that the attacker acted on doomsday rumors.
The extent of injuries inflicted has not been made clear, but reportedly it involved cut off fingers and ears. Chinese authorities said that before attacking school children, Mr. Min Yingjun slashed an elderly woman.
CCTV video of the attack is below: