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4 lecturers at an American college injured in knife attack in China

The suspect was arrested while the victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries



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Four American professors from Cornell College were injured in a knife attack in Beishan Park in Jilin, China, on Monday morning, June 10.

According to NBC News, Chinese police confirmed that the suspect has been arrested and the victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Cornell Community, we have learned that four Cornell University faculty members who teach as part of a partnership with a university in China were injured in a serious incident while visiting a public park during the day while accompanied by a faculty member from the partner university,” Cornell College said in a statement provided to PEOPLE.

“We have been in touch with all four lecturers and are supporting them during this time. No students participated in this program. Please direct any questions to Jen Visser in the Marketing and Communications Office.”

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PEOPLE has asked the Chinese Foreign Ministry for comment on the incident but did not receive an immediate response.

According to CNN, police arrested the suspect and identified him as a 55-year-old man surnamed Cui.

“Cui collided with a foreigner while walking in Beishan Park and then stabbed the foreigner and three other foreigners, as well as a Chinese tourist who tried to stop him, with a knife,” Jilin city police said in a social media statement translated by Reuters.

CNN reported that the instructors took part in a partnership program with Beihua University in Jilin, northeast China.

Videos and photos shared on social media showed a woman and two men lying on the ground in the park, with one of the men covered in blood.

Per The New York TimesForeign Ministry spokesman Lin Jian said the victims were treated in a hospital after the stabbing.

Meanwhile, Iowa State Rep. Adam Zabner confirmed to CNN that his brother, David Zabner, was one of the four instructors attacked.

“I’m just incredibly grateful that my brother is OK and survived the attack,” he said of his brother, who is visiting China for the second time with Cornell. “My family hopes that my brother will come home and get well as soon as possible. And we want to thank the U.S. State Department for all its help, and also our federal delegation from Iowa, who have been especially helpful.”

He added that his brother is “doing well” and “has received stitches and appears to be recovering.”

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