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14/03/2019

Chinese police detain suspect after several children are attacked at primary school in Hebei

  • Video from scene shows man on ground, imploring police to ‘Beat me to death’
  • Investigations go on after pupils treated for non-life-threatening injuries
Video footage purports to show a suspect apprehended by police after reports of assaults on pupils at a primary school in Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province. Photo: Handout
Video footage purports to show a suspect apprehended by police after reports of assaults on pupils at a primary school in Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province. Photo: Handout
Several pupils were attacked outside a primary school in northern China on Thursday.

Police said the incident took place in the Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province at about 1.30pm. It was not clear how many pupils were wounded or how their wounds were inflicted.

According to video footage obtained by The South China Morning Post, a suspect was arrested by police next to a pool of blood on the ground.

He could be heard saying, “Beat me to death, just beat me to death,” in the video.

Police officers named the suspect as Cui Zhenjiang, 54, of Fengrun.

Pupils involved in the attack were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Police said investigations were ongoing.

Onlookers and families gather at a primary school in the Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province after reports of an incident on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Handout
Onlookers and families gather at a primary school in the Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province after reports of an incident on Thursday afternoon.
Source: SCMP
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