Police in central China were on Tuesday searching for a man who killed seven people, including the head of a village Communist Party, before jumping off a bridge.
The city’s police force said in a statement on its official Weibo microblog that the suspect nicknamed Gao stabbed a family of five, including two children, to death in Wuhan on Sunday.
He said he fatally injured a passerby and a cab driver while trying to steal a car to escape, adding that he jumped off a bridge on the Yangtze River on Monday morning.
The force did not say whether the man is believed to have survived the jump.
The people who were stabbed to death include the party chief of Xiaossi township, his wife, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, state news site China.org reported.
Local media said another injured child found at the scene was still alive and taken to hospital.
Police said they are still investigating.
China does not allow civilians to carry guns, and many violent crimes in recent decades have involved knives.
In February 2019, a man in a village in northwestern Gansu province stabbed his wife to death by stabbing eight others on suspicion of adultery.
And in 2018, nine students were killed by a knife-wielding man outside a middle school in northern China’s Shaanxi province.
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