An illed mental man identified as Guo Kaibin, injured eleven people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China,on Thursday.
The suspect is already in police custody, according to a social media notice posted by police in Ji’an, a city in central Jiangxi province.
According to the local authorities,the attacker had a history of mental illness.
While none of the injuries were life-threatening, those attacked included auxiliary police and students. Victims were receiving medical treatment and an investigation was underway, said local police.
Knife attacks are not uncommon in China, which heavily restricts access to firearms.
Earlier this month a man who suspected his wife of committing adultery stabbed eight people to death and injured seven others in a village in the northwest province of Gansu.