A knife-wielding woman attacked and injured 14 children at a kindergarten in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Friday, authorities has said.
The 39-year-old assailant used a kitchen knife to slashed students while they were returning to the classroom after morning exercises, said the Banan district public security bureau in Chongqing city on its official social media account.
Images and video footage posted by local media online show children in blood-soaked clothes, some with knife wounds on their face.
After police rushed to the scene, children were evacuated for medical treatment. The woman who carried out the attack is currently in police custody and an investigation is ongoing.
The attack took place at about 9:30 am (0130 GMT) local time, according to the department.