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Man slays 5 officers, sets fire at police station

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  • Five police officers stabbed to death, four injured at Shanghai-area police station
  • Suspect is 28, unemployed and had been punished for stealing a bike
  • Police say he set fire to the station's main gate, was arrested at the scene
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BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A man wielding a knife broke into a Shanghai-area police station Tuesday, killing five police officers and injuring four others, authorities said.

He also set fire to the building's main gate.

Police identified the 28-year-old suspect only by his surname, Yang.

The unemployed resident of Beijing was reportedly unhappy with the punishment he received after being convicted of stealing a bicycle, when he launched his attack on the station, police said.

He was arrested at the scene.

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