An elderly man has been arrested after he allegedly killed three and injured four at a care home in northern China.
The 81-year-old, known by his surname Wang, was detained by police at the scene after the incident occurred yesterday in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia region, said the local government.
The cause of the case remains unclear and the case is under investigation, local authorities announced today.
The incident took place at about 11:20pm local time on Thursday at Yuexin Senior Apartments, a private-owned care home, according to a statement from Chifeng government
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene while five people were injured and rushed to a local hospital.
One of the injured residents was pronounced dead by doctors on Friday morning after all treatment failed.
The other four citizens are said to be in stable condition while being treated at the hospital.
An elderly man has been arrested after he allegedly killed three and injured four at a care home (pictured above) in northern China. An officer is pictured at the location following the arrest
Police said that officers arrested the alleged attacker at the scene. An investigation is underway.
Footage released by Chinese media shows that a police officer and staff members standing in front of the care home following the incident.
The city of Chifeng is located in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region located in northern China.
The Chinese region has detected a case of bubonic plague on Sunday, sparking fears of a new virus outbreak looming in China while the country is still battling the coronavirus.
A herdsman in the city of Bayan Nur was diagnosed with the disease, also known as the ‘Black Death’ in the Middle Ages and one of the most devastating diseases in history, having killed around 100million people in the 14th century.