Chinese man faces trial for injuring 23 students

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Associated Press

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:35 AM

BEIJING (AP) — A man who hacked and injured 23 school children last December in central China will be tried on charges of intentional homicide and jeopardizing public safety.

The municipal prosecutor's office for the city of Xinyang in Henan province said Friday in a statement that it has charged Min Yongjun, who allegedly broke into an eldery woman's house one morning and stabbed her with a kitchen knife before he went to a nearby elementary school in Chenpeng village in Guangshan county and injured the 23 children as they arrived for class.

The prosecutor's office says the woman and seven students were severely injured.

There has been a string of such stabbing attacks on schoolchildren in China in recent years, alarming parents and schools which increased safety measures.

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