A 39-year-old woman wielding what appears to be a kitchen knife has attacked a group of kindergartners returning to school after their morning exercise in the park in Chongqing in central China.
Per CNN, at least 14 children were injured in the attack, which took place around 9:30 a.m. local time on Friday.
The kindergarten doesn't have any outside facilities for the children to enjoy their playtime, so they are taken to the nearby local public park for their morning exercises on a daily basis. They were just arriving back at the Yudong New Century Kindergarten when the woman attacked.
The woman was eventually restrained by the school's security guards and other staff, and video footage taken at the scene shows furious onlookers trying to kick and attack her after she was finally restrained. Other footage shows children being taken away on gurney's, bleeding from their faces from the wounds she inflicted.
Chongqing resident Zhang Jing explained the horrific scene to CNN.
"It happened when the children were entering the school gate... The attacker just ran at them with a knife. The teachers were dumbstruck."