Some unconfirmed sources indicated that two children were killed.The woman with the surname Liu was taken into custody after she was restrained by the kindergarten’s teachers and security guard. All victims have been hospitalized and receiving treatment, according to police. A massive crowd gathered outside the scene as the incident shocked the city. No other information about the attacker was given. The motive of the attack remains unclear, and a further investigation is underway.Video posted on social media showed injured children walking to ambulances from the school gate.
Unconfirmed sources claim the woman said she had been mistreated by the Chinese government. This isn’t the first violent attack in China to target children. In June, a man used a kitchen knife to attack three boys and a mother near a school in Shanghai, killing two of the children. Chinese law restricts the sale and possession of firearms, and mass attacks are generally carried out with knives or homemade explosives. Almost 20 children were killed in school attacks in 2010, prompting a response from top government officials and leading many schools to add gates and security guards. In 2017, 11 nursery pupils were stabbed in Guangxi in southern China after a man climbed over the wall of their kindergarten and attacked them.