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Hijacked bus plows into pedestrians in eastern China, killing 8

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A man has been arrested after he hijacked a bus in eastern China and plowed into pedestrians, killing 8 people and injuring more than 20 others, local officials say. Only few details were leased.

The incident happened at about 3:20 p.m. local time on Tuesday when the suspect, a 48-year-old man named Qiu, attacked people with a knife in Longyan, a city in eastern China’s Fujian Province.

He then hijacked a bus and used it to run over pedestrians, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. The man was taken into custody a short time later.

At least 8 people were killed and 22 others were injured, according to Xinhua. It said the suspect had a long-running conflict with an official of the neighborhood committee.

Other details about the attack were not immediately released.

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