The attack took place in the city of Ningbo in the eastern Zhejiang province. According to the police, the attack was prompted by a personal conflict.
The suspect, reportedly a 42-year-old man surnamed Wang, was detained later on Saturday. According to the police, the incident is under investigation.
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【2死16伤 又是报复社会？】2018年10月6日晚，浙江宁波市发生伤人事件。42岁男子王某某疑因個人糾紛，在北崙區春曉街道先用刀斬傷一名女子，後在路邊搶劫一輛汽車逃離至附近的海陸村，下車斬傷多人後又搶去另一輛汽車逃離現場，期間在附近的公路上撞傷多人。总共2死，16伤好在醫院救治中。稍后王被抓。 pic.twitter.com/mSjxYGtvkL— 46664 (@xingfuhuli) October 7, 2018
宁波北仑特大连环杀人案视频，据说已杀死9人，杀人者是拆迀户，曾多次上访！ pic.twitter.com/9Zbd2mlInH— 心悦白云 (@Xybaiyun2018) October 7, 2018
In September, a similar attack took place in central China, when a man drove his vehicle into a crowd and then attacked people with a shovel and a knife. The attack claimed the lives of 11 people, while over 40 sustained injuries.