Man admits kindergarten knife attack was "revenge" for personal problems: police   2010-04-30 12:14:52 FeedbackPrintRSS

TAIXING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- A man who was detained after a knife attack on children at an east China kindergarten Thursday has told police he carried out the attack in anger at a series of business and personal humiliations, police said Friday.

Jiang Wenxiang, chief of the Public Security Bureau in Taixing City, Jiangsu Province, said Xu Yuyuan, 46, told police the attack was "his revenge on society."

Twenty-nine children and three adults were injured in the attack at Zhongxin Kindergarten in Taixing city.

Jiang, who is also vice mayor of Taixing, said two children injured in the attack, were still in intensive care Friday, but their conditions were stable.

The others were all out of danger.

"Most of the children received head and neck injuries," Jiang said.

Chen Xuefang, mother of an injured child, told Xinhua her son was still in intensive care in the Taixing People's Hospital.

"He is only three and a half years old. Doctors said he was cut on the throat. They used more than 30 stitches to sew up his wound," said the tearful mother who had not slept for 24 hours.

An initial police investigation found Xu, who owned eight apartments in a downtown building, was reasonably well off, contrary to reports Thursday that he was jobless.

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Editor: Xiong Tong
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