We have two videos from the stabbing this morning, in which a man wielding a meter-long sword attacked — seemingly at random — two people outside Uniqlo in Sanlitun, Beijing. The first video, above, is graphic, and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’d rather not watch a woman bleeding from stab wounds.
We’d like to point out this guy, casually strolling by the scene of two bloody stabbings:
In the video below, the attacker, when approached by police, simply gives himself up by laying down his sword and getting on his stomach.
UPDATE, 8/14, 10:54 am: How this story unfolded on WeChat.
The man is said to be a 25-year-old named Mr. Gao. Via Guardian:
Police said the attacker was from Tonghua, a city in the north-eastern province of Jilin.
Friends of the woman, who is thought to work as a tattoo artist in Beijing, posted messages on social media expressing their shock. Addressing the female victim one wrote: “You have to wake up and make me a tattoo, bless, my thought is with you.”
@prchovanec @zhongnanhai Victim was friend’s friend’s fiancee. Motivation was apparently nationalist — “Chinese who sleep w/ 老外 should die.”
— Jordan Phillips (@jordanp) August 14, 2015