Chinese police shot and wounded a man in central Beijing on Tuesday when he resisted arrest after killing one person and injuring several others with a kitchen knife, say the city’s police. The suspect was a 29-year-old man, identified only by his surname, Song, from the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, they said on their official microblog. The motive for the knife attack on a street in Beijing’s Chaoyang district was under investigation, they added. Police said the suspect and the victims were all taken to hospital. The suspect’s injury was not critical, they added without giving further details about the victims. Public sensitivity to knife attacks in China has been heightened by a series of incidents, including a mass stabbing at a train station in March last year in the southwestern city of Kunming that left 31 dead . In August a lone attacker stabbed a French man and a Chinese woman in a popular Beijing shopping complex, killing the woman . Violent crime is rare in China, compared with many other countries, but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many on school children.