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Beijing knife attack leaves one dead

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-07-23 06:39

BEIJING - A knife attack that occurred on Monday in a Carrefour store in Beijing has left a woman dead and three other people injured, according to local police.

The woman died after hospital treatment failed, the Beijing Public Security Bureau said in a statement.

The suspect, a Beijing resident surnamed Wang and born in 1963, had a history of mental illness. He was admitted to a local psychiatric hospital for treatment on September 5, 2012, and left the hospital in January this year, the statement said.

Beijing police received a report of the knife attack at around 11:40 a.m. Monday. Police officers rushed to the site and captured the suspect on the spot.

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