YONGLING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A teenager armed with a knife went on a killing spree in northeastern China on late Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring five others before being arrested, local authorities said on Thursday. It happened after he had an argument with his girlfriend.
The incident began at around 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday at a house in Yongling, a township in Xinbin Manchu autonomous county of Liaoning province, when a 17-year-old boy stabbed to death two relatives of his girlfriend after he had an argument with her. It was not immediately clear what the argument was about.
After the first two murders, the teenager fled the scene and randomly attacked pedestrians in the area, killing six more people and injuring five before being arrested. The Chinese tabloid Global Times said one of the injured died on Thursday morning, raising the number of fatalities to nine, but this was not immediately confirmed by authorities.
The attacker, who was only identified by his surname Li, was arrested by police without incident.
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