China police says suspect arrested over stabbing of US college instructors

BEIJING, June 11 (Reuters): Chinese police announced on Tuesday (June 11) they had arrested a 55-year-old man suspected of stabbing four instructors from a U.S. college in the northeastern city of Jilin on Monday.

Police said the attacker had bumped into one of the instructors then attacked them and the three others with them. A Chinese tourist was also injured while trying to help to stop the attacker, police added.

The suspect was arrested the same day, the statement said.

All injured are being treated in hospital and an investigation is underway, the police said.

The four were from Cornell College in the US state of Iowa and were teaching at a college in Jilin, police added.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Andrew Heavens) - Reuters

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