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Man chased, wounded by attacker with knife at downtown intersection

A MAN with a knife chased another man at the crossroads of Zhongshan Road West and Wuzhong Road around 8:30am in downtown Shanghai’s Xuhui District today. The man being attacked was wounded but managed to grab the knife from the attacker, a witness said.

According to an initial investigation by the district’s police, the attacker and the wounded person are from the same company and the incident may have been caused by work disputes.

The victim, an older man, was sent to the hospital and his wounds were not considered life-threatening. The case is under investigation.  

A netizen using the screen name "yoshimune" said he witnessed the attack. “Right in front of me, two people passed by,” he said in a post on Weibo. One man was threatening to kill the other, according to "yoshimune." The wounded man, whose head was covered in blood, grabbed the knife away from the attacker, the netizen said.


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