Four American educators stabbed in park in northeast China, say US media and officials
BEIJING: (Reuters) Four American educators from a small Iowa university were injured in a stabbing attack in a public park in northeast China’s Jilin province on Monday, according to U.S. media and U.S. government officials.

Iowa Representative Adam Zabner told Reuters his brother was one of the victims from Cornell College in Iowa.

"My brother, David Zabner, was wounded in the arm during a stabbing attack while visiting a temple in Jilin City, China," he said.

"I spoke to David...he is recovering from his injuries and doing well. My family is incredibly grateful that David survived this attack."

The group had been visiting a temple in Beishan Park when they were attacked by a man with a knife, he added. There were no reports of a motive.

Also read: One child killed, two wounded in Finland school shooting, 12-year-old boy held

A video of people lying on the ground in a park covered in blood was circulating on X on Monday, though no trace of the images could be found on Chinese social media.

Reuters was able to identify the location of the video based on Chinese characters written on a wall, the wall’s structure and the layout of the path, but it was not able to confirm when the video was shot.

In the video, the victims were conscious and could be seen lying on the ground covered in blood, with one of them seen trying to make a phone call.

The educators from Cornell College were visiting a partner university in China when the attack occurred, reported CNN. College spokesperson Jen Visser told CNN the stabbing incident happened in Jilin City and the partner China school was Beihua University.

The U.S. State Department was aware of reports of a stabbing incident in China and was monitoring the situation, said Visser. No statements on the incident have been issued by Chinese authorities or reports found in Chinese media.