Sun, September 12, 2010
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Man attacks 8, kills 1 on train in C China

2010-09-12 07:35:04 GMT2010-09-12 15:35:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ZHENGZHOU - A knife-wielding man attacked eight people aboard a train in central China's Henan province early Sunday, killing one and injuring seven others before police detained him.

The attack occurred at 00:20 a.m. Sunday on train No. K862 travelling from Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu province, to Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei province, said a spokesman from Henan's Zhengzhou Railway Bureau.

The injured were taken to three hospitals in Henan's Luoyang city. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect is a psychopath, and a sudden onset of lunacy may have caused the tragedy, police said.

Police are investigating how the knife passed through the security check at the railway station.

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