Man rams bus into crowd after hijacking it in Longyan, China

  25 December 2018    Read: 1096
Man rams bus into crowd after hijacking it in Longyan, China

According to police, a man armed with a knife on Tuesday hijacked a bus in the eastern Chinese province of Fujian and drove into a crowd of pedestrians, killing 5 people and injuring 21.

The incident occurred at about 15:20 local time (07:20 GMT) in city of Longyan. A law enforcement officer is among the victims, according to the police.

It is reported that the man was armed with a knife.

According to police, the attacker has been detained and the victims have received treatment.

Footage taken by eyewitnesses published on Twitter shows police officers pouncing on the alleged hijacker.

The causes of the incident are currently being investigated.

There are no details on the man's identity or motive.


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