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Man held after deadly knife attack on woman

A MAN has been detained for allegedly fatally stabbing a middle-aged woman in the city to death and injuring her husband.

Putuo District police said yesterday that the incident occurred in a residential complex on Sunday afternoon and both victims were taken to hospital.

The injured man, surnamed Zhang, was still in hospital, while his wife, surnamed Xu, died yesterday morning.

Police seized the suspect, surnamed Ding and aged in his 30s, about six hours after the attacks.

Police suspect Ding might suffer from mental illness.

The couple lived on the fourth floor and the suspect on third floor on Zichang Road in Putuo District.

There was a quarrel between Ding and Xu about 4:40pm, according to a witness on the second floor.

The witness then found Ding with a knife in his hand and kicking Xu.

Zhang rushed to help Ding but was also attacked.


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