PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 January, 2013, 10:13am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 January, 2013, 2:39pm

Video: knife-wielding man kills one, injures 6 in Shenzhen


Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for Amy can be reached at, or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP

A knife-wielding man, having trouble finding a job, launched a savage attack in Shenzhen’s Baoan district on Wednesday.

The attack at midday left one person dead and six others injured, China’s Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Thursday.

Some accounts on China’s social media said a female victim had her nose cut off.

The 21-year-old suspect was later arrested by police. He was identified only by his first name, “Qiang”.

Originally from China’s eastern Jiangxi province, Qiang moved to Shenzhen in December last year to find work, police said. He had been rejected by several employers before the attack.

The police said a motive for the crime might have been Qiang’s frustration at not being able to find work.

In a separate knife attack in China’s central Henan province in December last year, a mentally ill man attacked dozens of pupils at a village school, injuring 22 students and also a local resident.


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