A man with an ax on Friday entered a day care center in China, killing three children and wounding another 13 before being subdued by the police.
Stress and dejection can lead a person to commit some of the most hideous crimes ever known to man, and such a crime was committed in China on Friday. A man, whose name has still not been released by the police, crashed into a day care center in the Guangxi province of China, carrying an ax in his hands and just attacked the children there. According to the details provided by the police, the incident took place on Friday, when the children were sitting down for their lunch. The police reported that the children were between the ages of six to 12 years of age.
When the man burst into the day care center located in a local Pingan county residential compound, the children had just sat down for their lunch. The man just entered the day care center and began swinging the ax in his hands. He then killed three children striking them with the ax that he was carrying and wounded 13 others.
Police arrived at the scene and were able to disarm the man. They arrested the man and the wounded children were then rushed to the hospital. The identity of the three children killed have still not been released. It is still not clear what motivated the man to kill these innocent children with an ax. However, the police are investigating the incident to figure out the reason behind this senseless attack.
This is not the first time that children have been attacked in China like this. During the past two years, a series of incidents of school attacks have taken place in China. In 2010, three attacks took place over a period of three consecutive days, in which different schools and day care centers were targeted. In one of the incidents, a man by the name of Xu Yuyuan barged into a school located in Jiangsu province in April 2010 and stabbed 29 children and three teachers. The man was later arrested and when he was investigated, it was revealed that he killed these children because he wanted to "vent his rage against society." Xu was given a death sentence after a half-day trial so that his case becomes a lesson for the rest of the wrong-doers.