XI'AN, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A knife-wielding man killed one student and seriously wounded another as they slept in a university dormitory in northwest China early Tuesday.
Police said the stabbing occurred in the men's dormitory on the campus of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province.
Two male students, both first-year sports majors, were stabbed as they were sleeping, police said.
One died in hospital while the other, who suffered injuries to an artery in his leg, was said to be out of danger after treatment, according to police and hospital sources.
Police said they had arrested the alleged attacker and were continuing their investigation.
School authorities said they were calming panicked students while cooperating with the police.
Campus security has become a major issue of public concern after six school attacks in China in the three months from March to May, leaving at least 17 dead and scores injured, mostly primary school or kindergarten children.
The string of violence prompted schools across the country to improve security, with security guards, surveillance systems and assistance from the police.