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Shocking Moment Madman Poises To Chop Child With Meat Cleaver

Shocking Moment Madman Poises To Chop Child With Meat Cleaver

A harmless child is seconds away from death as a crazed meat cleaver-wielding man is poised to bring the blade down upon her head.

This bloody and frenzied attack in a primary school in China left one child in a coma and seven others nursing wounds that left them hospitalised.

Other youngsters, aged between five and seven, are receiving psychiatric counselling after the man attacked the school in Macheng City in central China's Hubei Province.

According to local government officials in Macheng, he rushed into the Wulidun elementary school carrying the meat cleaver at noon and started to attack students. The authorities confirmed that no deaths have been reported yet although one child is in a critical condition.

Police raced to the school and caught the 35-year-old suspect. The motive for the attack remains unclear.

China has seen several violent attacks against children in recent years, including a spate of five incidents in 2010 which killed 17 people - 15 of them children - and wounded more than 80.

Last March, a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China's commercial hub Shanghai.

A police spokesman said of the latest attack: "It seems he slashed at them rather than chopping hard, which would have killed most of them instantly. The scenes of panic at the school were indescribable. These youngsters had no idea what was going on."

Parents flocked to the local emergency hospital where their loved ones were treated. The attacker faces a multitude of charges and could face the death penalty if found to be of sane mind after a psychological evaluation.

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