Police continue hunt for child-stabbing suspect

Updated: 2014-11-01 16:02


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NANCHANG -  Police in East China's Jiangxi province believe they have found the trail of a suspect involved in a stabbing case that left two schoolchildren dead and another seriously injured on Friday morning.

Police found traces of Zhang Xiangxi in Liukou Township, Guixi City, after a tip-off on Saturday morning. Zhang allegedly attacked three children as they walked home from school at around 11:45 a.m. in the neighboring Luojia Village in Yiyang County, Shangrao City.

An eight-year-old boy died at the scene and another child died in hospital. The injured student, a six-year-old boy surnamed Zhang, is under intensive care and remains in a coma, according to sources with Shaoren People's Hospital.

Police are offering 50,000 yuan ($8,180 dollars) in reward for information that leads to the arrest of Zhang.

According to the publicity department, the suspect was released from prison for the second time in April. He lives with his mother and barely talks to local villagers, said Huang Guangming, an official in Luojia Village.