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6 die in China ax attack

By Haolan Hong and Jaime FlorCruz, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Authorities say the suspect attacked people on the street
  • The alleged attacker is in police custody
RELATED TOPICS
  • China
  • Crime

(CNN) -- A man hacked six people to death with an ax in central China Wednesday, authorities said.

The attack took place in Gongyi city in Henan province when a 30-year-old man, Wang Hongbin, allegedly began hacking people on the street, according to the International Information Office. Police have Wang in custody.

The dead include four adults and two children -- a 1 year old and a 4 year old.