A man in central China stabbed seven people, including the village Communist Party chief, before jumping off a bridge, police officers said.
The suspect, named Gao, stabbed a family of five members, including two children, to death in Wuhan on Sunday, police said in an official statement.
The suspect fatally injured a passerby and a taxi driver while trying to steal a car to escape. Unable to escape, he jumped from a bridge over the Yangtze River.
Xiaosi municipal party chief, his wife, bride and two grandchildren were among those killed, state news site China.org reported.
An injured child was found at the scene and rushed to hospital, local media reported.
Wuhan is where COVID-19 was first discovered in late 2019.
China does not allow civilians to carry weapons. Many crimes in recent decades have been stabbed.
In February 2019, a man suspected of betraying his wife stabbed him to death 8 times with a knife. The incident took place in a village in northwestern Gansu province.
In 2018, another man stabbed nine students outside a high school in northern China’s Shaanxi province.
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