Suspect arrested after 4 Americans were stabbed in China

On Tuesday, Beijing confirmed that “four foreign teachers” had been attacked. (Representative)


Chinese police said Tuesday they had arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of four American college teachers at a public park in the country’s northeast.

Beijing described Monday’s attack as an “isolated” incident, while the White House expressed “deep concern” about the push.

The four victims were on academic exchange and working as instructors at Cornell College in Iowa, which said they were injured in a “serious incident.”

Police said they arrested a 55-year-old man after the attack in a public park in Jilin province.

Chinese state media Xinhua reported that a Chinese national was also injured as he “tried to stop the attack.”

“The suspect, Mr. Cui, was arrested on the same day (as the attack),” local police said.

On Tuesday, Beijing confirmed that “four foreign teachers” had been attacked.

“All the injured were taken to hospital… and received appropriate treatment. None of them are in danger of losing their lives,” spokesman Lin Jian told reporters at the foreign ministry’s usual afternoon news conference.

“The police initially concluded that the case was isolated. Further investigation is ongoing,” Lin said.

“China… will continue to take appropriate measures to effectively protect the safety of all foreigners in China,” he said, adding that the country is considered one of the safest in the world.

“This isolated incident will not affect the normal development of people-to-people exchanges between China and the US.”

The White House expressed “deep concern about the push” and contacted Chinese authorities to “ensure the needs of victims are met and appropriate action is taken by law enforcement.”

He added that American diplomats talked to the victims of the attack.

Iowa Congresswoman Ashley Hinson said on social media platform X that she was “horrified” that Cornell College faculty members were “brutally stabbed.”

State Gov. Kim Reynolds said she is “in contact with Iowa’s federal delegation and the Department of State in response to this horrific attack.”

“Please pray for their full recovery, safe return and their families here at home,” Reynolds added.

Iowa state legislator Adam Zabner told CNN that among the victims was his brother, David Zabner, who “was stitched up and appears to be recovering.”

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