Suspect arrested in deadly bus attack

Suspect arrested in deadly bus attack
The suspect, Zhou Jiangbo, who was caught by police.

CHINA - A man suspected of killing three people and injuring 12 others on a bus in Anyang, Henan province, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, local police said.

Zhou Jiangbo, 24, was apprehended at about 1 pm, nearly 24 hours after the attacks.

Ma Jian, a media officer in Anyang, said police were tipped off about Zhou's whereabouts by someone who recognised the suspect as he bought food.

Police said that Zhou, carrying a knife and wearing a blood-stained shirt with blue squares, was seen fleeing the scene on Monday afternoon after passengers were stabbed on a fully loaded bus bound for Beiguo, a suburb of Anyang, on Monday afternoon.

A 10-month-old girl and two boys, 10 and 17 years old, were killed.

Li Zhen, an emergency physician at Anyang No 2 People's Hospital, said four passengers with knife wounds are being treated at the hospital and are all in stable condition.

"Fifteen injured passengers were sent to us (on Monday) afternoon.

There were two who had no signs of life when they arrived at the hospital, while several others whose spinal columns were injured were transferred immediately to another hospital for better treatment," he said.

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