Procuratorate nods arrest of man killing 8 kids

Updated: 2010-03-24 20:29
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NANPING, Fujian - A procuratorate of east China's Fujian province Wednesday approved the arrest of a man who allegedly stabbed to death eight children and wounded five others Tuesday outside an elementary school, procuratorate sources said.

The Procuratorate of Yanping district in Nanping city, where the bloody rampage took place, approved the arrest of Zheng Minsheng Wednesday afternoon, on charges of intentional homicide, said Ye Xianjin, director of the Yanping district procuratorate office.

The suspect staged the attack Tuesday morning as students arrived for classes at the front gate of the Nanping Experimental Primary School.

Eight students died and the five injured were treated at local hospitals.