At least twenty children were injured in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing on Tuesday with three suffering serious injuries.
A male suspect was brought “under control” and the wounded pupils were admitted to hospital, the Xicheng district government said, without elaborating on how or why the man carried out the attack.
According to a tweet by state-run tabloid Global Times, the suspect used a hammer to carry out the assault.
Violent attacks targeting schoolchildren are not uncommon in China, which has seen a slew of deadly incidents over the past few years, usually involving knives.
This is not the first time, this will be happening in China, in April last year, a 28-year-old man killed nine middle-school students as they were returning home in one of the country’s deadliest knife attacks in recent years.
The killer, who said he had been bullied when he attended the school in northern China’s Shaanxi province, was executed in September.