The manhunt in Anyang, Henan province is over. Police have reportedly detained the man wanted for indiscriminately killing three people — all of them very young — and injuring a dozen more on a bus yesterday. Reports are the man was recognized while trying to buy a watermelon.
The suspect is reportedly from Neihuang county in Anyang, and has a criminal record.
Yesterday around 3:05 pm, he boarded a bus with 33 passengers. (You can watch the CGI reenactment in the video above.) After moving to the front and causing the bus driver to sideswipe another vehicle, he took out two knives and began randomly stabbing those around him.
The driver opened the front and back doors to allow the passengers to flee.
The three who died were tragically young: 18-year-old and 10-year-old boys, and a 10-and-a-half-month-old girl.
We don’t expect the suspect to remain in detention for long. His death sentence will be swift and prompt.