Six nurses die in dormitory chopping attack

Updated: 2014-11-20 13:28


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Six nurses die in dormitory chopping attack

The hospital dormitory for females where a chopping attack took place.[Photo/]

Seven people died and another was injured in a chopping attack when a man stormed a hospital dormitory for females early Thursday morning in Qinhuangdao city, North China's Hebei province, reported citing local police.

Six nurses and a management worker died in the rampage and another nurse was wounded. The assault took place at 3:26 am, at the Beidaihe Sanatorium of Beijing Military Region. The injured nurse was later reportedly in a stable condition.

The suspect, Li Xiaolong, 27, was caught. He works at the hospital and is said to have a history of mental illness, according to local police.

Reports on said the alleged assailant received mental treatment in Beijing in 2006.

His motive is unknown and the case under investigation.