Beijing police shoot suspect in knife attack: Xinhua

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Posted: Sep 08, 2015 12:08 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police on Tuesday shot and wounded a man in downtown Beijing who resisted arrest after killing one person and injuring several others with a kitchen knife, the state news agency Xinhua reported.

It identified the suspect as a 29-year-old man from the northeastern province of Heilongjiang and said the motive for the knife attack on a street in Beijing's Chaoyang district was under investigation.

The suspect and the victims were taken to hospital, it said. His injury was not critical, Xinhua said without giving further details.

China's government has grown increasingly anxious about knife and other violent attacks, and has restricted sales of knives in areas it considers to be sensitive.

(Writing by John Ruwitch in Shanghai; Editing by Nick Macfie)