Eight children died and two are injured after a stabbing spree at a Chinese elementary school took place Monday.
The attack happened in a Hubei province village at about 8 a.m. Monday, the first day of the new semester, police said Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
The suspect has been identified by authorities as a 40-year-old man named Yu. The suspect is in custody as officers investigate the case further. Authorities have not determined the motive for the attack.
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Exactly how the children were attacked was not disclosed in police reports, according to AP.
The suspect was reportedly released from Hubei prison in June 2018 after serving a sentence for attempted murder, according to the Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly, citing prison staff.
A similar stabbing also occurred in China in 2018, when a man reportedly stabbed and killed two children near a Shanghai elementary school that June, according to Reuters.