Suspect arrested after driving over ex-wife and stabbing others in East China
A man who went on a violent spree striking his ex-wife with a running car and attacking people with a knife on Saturday night in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province, has been arrested.
Eight people who were injured in the incident, including the suspect, have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries as of Sunday morning, police said.
An initial investigation shows that the suspect, surnamed Ji, 41, went on the rampage due to relationship frustrations, local police said in a statement released on Sunday.
At about 9 pm on Saturday, Ji drove a white car he had rented and struck his ex-wife in Jinluanxiang, Qinhuai district. Despite people’s attempts to stop him, Ji again rolled over the woman before driving away from the site.
While Ji was on the run, his car hit another car, leading to the deployment of the air bag. Ji then abandoned the car, used a knife to hijack another car and continued his escape, eventually running into other cars at the crossroads of Hongwu Road and Zhongshan East Road.
Ji was then surrounded by citizens who tried to stop him, and he used the knife to attack them, leading to several people being injured.
He was eventually brought into custody by the police after a failed suicide attempt, China Central Television reported on Sunday, citing Nanjing police.
The case is under further investigation, the police said.