Published: 19:58, June 11, 2024 | Updated: 21:12, June 11, 2024
4 foreigners, 1 Chinese hurt in Jilin knife attack, suspect held
By Xinhua
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CHANGCHUN – Police in northeast China's Jilin  province have arrested an individual suspected of attacking four foreigners and one Chinese national with a knife at a park on Monday.

Police in Jilin city's Chuanying district received a report of the knife attack at 11:49 am on Monday and immediately rushed to the site. Recovering the injured persons, police sent them to hospital.

The suspect, a man surnamed Cui, was arrested by police on Monday, according to a police statement on Tuesday.

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Among the five victims, four are foreign nationals who are invited scholars from Cornell College in the US State of Iowa and currently teaching at Beihua University.

The Chinese citizen is a tourist trying to stop the attack.

All five victims have received proper treatment and their conditions are not life-threatening, police said.

Further investigation of the case is underway.