Mentally ill man stabs and kills 6 nurses

A man with a history of mental illness stabbed and killed seven people, six of them nurses, at a sanitorium in northern China yesterday. It was the latest in a string of attacks on medical workers, state media reported.

An administrator was among those killed and another nurse was seriously injured in the attack in the early hours of the morning, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The sanitorium is in Beidaihe, a seaside resort close to Beijing favoured by senior members of the ruling Communist Party. Beidaihe has many such institutions, which are normally used as cheap hotels or spas, Reuters reported.

A suspect, who also worked at the sanitorium, was detained, said Xinhua.

The Beijing News identified the suspect as Li Xiaolong, 27, saying he had made statements about having a history of mental illness and had received treatment in Beijing and the nearby city of Tangshan in 2006.

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