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Chinese bus attacker kills 8 people, 22 wounds



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By Associated Press

BEIJING ̵

1; Chinese state media say eight people were killed after a kidnapper with a knife drove a bus into pedestrians in a southeastern Chinese city Xinhua official news agency reported that 22 more people were seriously injured in a Tuesday afternoon attack in Longyan, Fujian province, about 600 miles south of Shanghai.

The attacker was captured, a police instruction said. It was not said how many casualties occurred on board the bus and how many pedestrians.

A video clip on the Beijing newspaper website showed half a dozen police officers wrestling the attacker in the middle of a street, traffic flowing past him.

Xinhua said police have identified the attacker as a 48-year-old unemployed man. The Intelligence Service said initial investigations had revealed that the man had earlier had a conflict with a neighborhood committee official he had long argued with.

The investigation was continued.


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