Suspect rams car into Chinese police station before slashing crowd

Chinese murder suspect on the run rams his car into a police station before launching a knife attack, leaving at least two dead

  • Man in China attacked civilians and police after allegedly killing a co-worker
  • The suspect drove into the station during the police chase and hit into a crowd
  • Two officers and four civilians were injured after he started stabbing people
  • Attacker was shot by the police and died after being taken to the hospital

A murder suspect on the run deliberately rammed his car into a crowd at a police station before slashing civilians and officers in China today.

Two policemen were killed and four civilians were injured during the horrific attack in Renshou County, south-west China’s Sichuan Province, according to reports.

The attacker, known by the surname of Zhang, was shot and killed by the police.

Pictures from Chinese newspapers and social media show the victims lying in a pool of blood and being taken to the hospital. A knife man launched a killing spree today in Renshou, China

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It is alleged that Zhang launched the assault just hours after having killed a work colleague, Renshou police said in a statement on its official social media account.

He had stabbed his co-worker, Xie, on a construction site at around 7am local time, said the statement. Xie died after being rushed to the hospital. 

Zhang was suspected of killing Xie and the county police immediately started researching for him. 

Three hours later at around 10am, suspect Zhang drove his car into the Public Security Bureau of the Renshou County while being chased by the police.

He deliberately hit the civilians, said the police.

The shocking knife attack occurred today in Renshou County in south-west China’s Sichuan

Several police officers, including the head of the police station, tried to tackle Zhang, and two of them were seriously wounded during the fight, added the police.

Four civilians were also injured, according to Shanghai-based news site Jiemian.

Pictures released by Chinese media, including Chengdu Business Daily and by BJNews, show victims being rushed to the hospital. 

Two injured officers died in the hospital and the injured civilians suffered different degrees of wounds and are being treated, it is reported.

The suspect was shot at the scene and died in the hospital.   

The police are carrying out further investigation. 

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