An office worker has stabbed three colleagues to death in China’s latest knife attack


The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — An employee has gone on a violent spree after a workplace disagreement, killing three people before being shot by police.

The man, 40, stabbed three people at the logistics company where he worked before getting into a car and driving it into pedestrians, injuring four people, police said.

He was shot by police officers and taken into custody. Authorities have not reported his current condition.

The incident took place today in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province.

Local media reports said the man had been fired from the company, but this has not been confirmed.

The killings were the latest in a series of knife attacks in the country.

Experts say that China’s poor mental health system and continuing taboos about receiving treatment for such conditions contribute to such incidents.

Just last week, two people were killed and at least nine injured in a knife attack at a Walmart in southern China. The suspect’s family said they had lost contact with him in 2015 and that he had a mental illness.

In May, a stabbing spree in Guizhou province left two dead and 18 injured. In January, a man stabbed 11 students to death at a kindergarten in Guangxi province.

China’s tight control of firearms is often cited as one reason for the high prevalence of knife attacks in particular.