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Police shoot knifeman dead after fatal spree

POLICE shot dead a man who killed one pedestrian dead and stabbed 11 others in a rampage in Heilongjiang Province about 7 am today.

Harbin City police said they used tear gas against the 38-year-old man after he ran through a crowded street brandishing knives and attacking passers-by. They shot him dead after other efforts failed, reported Xinhua news agency today.

An unnamed passer-by was quoted as saying the man was mentally ill but police had no comment.

The 11 hurt were all being treated in a hospital while police are investigating.


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