Seven people were wounded in eastern China’s Jiangsu province in a revenge attack this weekend.Local media quoting police reported that during the attack in downtown Nanjing, Jiangsu province, a 41-year-old suspect rammed his former wife, her friend and a pedestrian with a rented car. He then stabbed the woman’s friend and passers-by who tried to stop him. Officers said the suspect fled the scene and later detained after attempting suicide.
This is the second bloody “revenge” attack in a week on mainland China. Last weekend, five people were killed when a 32-year-old suspect drove his car at high speed into a crowd of pedestrians in the city of Dalian in northern Liaoning province after feeling unhappy because of a failed investment. In April, just one day after President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day trip to the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, a 25-year-old man stabbed pupils and teachers at a kindergarten in Beiliu, killing two and wounding 16.
Footage of the attack soon circulated on Chinese social media, prompting concerns about the motive of the attacker. As reported by local media, Li Mingjie, an official from the Nanjing Municipal Public Security Bureau, said on Sunday, this is a case of intentional homicide caused by a personal relationship conflict. State-run Television said the suspect was going through a divorce.