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Man arrested for eight stabbing deaths in China

By the CNN Wire Staff
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A man was arrested in eastern China after police say he fatally stabbed eight people
  • Victims include three family members, state-run media reported Sunday
  • Comes after a spate of similar attacks at schools, including one that injured 28

(CNN) -- A man was arrested in eastern China after police say he fatally stabbed eight people, including three family members, state-run media reported Sunday.

The suspect, identified by the Xinhua news agency as Zhou Yezhong, is accused of killing his wife, mother, daughter, four neighbors and a migrant worker with a knife Saturday night in Jishui County, Jiangxi Province, police told the state-run news agency.

An investigation into the killings is under way, Xinhua said.

No other details were immediately available.

The stabbings come after a spate of similar attacks at schools, including one late last month in which a knife-wielding assailant injured at least 28 children.