Hero used wooden rod to fight stabber

Hero used wooden rod to fight stabber

CHINA - The last person injured in the stabbings at the square of Guangzhou Railway Station on Tuesday was a man, surnamed Shan, who used a wooden rod to fight off his knife-wielding attacker.

Shan, 42, from Heilongjiang province, became well-known among locals after his heroism was published by local media.

"When the attacker moved, I also moved to block him so that he couldn't hurt others," Shan told Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily.

Shan arrived in Guangzhou by train at about 11 am. When the attack began, he was walking from the square to a nearby bus terminal.

Many people were running away in all directions, Shan said.

The attacker tried to stab Shan in the back, but Shan's knapsack helped block the knife and saved his life. Shan suffered only slight injuries to his head.

"I picked up a wooden rod that had been left on the ground by other passengers to confront the attacker," he said. "More people would have been stabbed if I hadn't done that, because the attacker stabbed everyone he met like crazy."

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