Four American Teachers Stabbed In Chinese Park

Four university tutors from Iowa were stabbed by an unknown assailant in an attack at a public park in China on Monday, according to Chinese and U.S. government officials.

The educators from Iowa Cornell College were attacked during a daytime visit to the park in northeast China’s Jilin province and were taken to hospital, the officials told Reuters. Monday was a public holiday in China.

China’s foreign ministry says that none of the injured are in a life-threatening condition and said the incident was a “random attack” that would “not affect normal people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States.”

The group had been visiting a temple in Beishan Park when they were attacked by a man with a knife, he added. The educators were on a teaching exchange program with a partner university, Beihua, in Jilin City, and the incident took place while they were at the park with a faculty member from Beihua.

Adam Zabner, a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, told Reuters his brother was one of the victims from Cornell College in Iowa.

“My brother, David Zabner, was wounded in the arm during a stabbing attack while visiting a temple in Jilin City, China,” he said.

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