Crazed knifeman goes on rampage in hospital injuring four as terrified medics and patients flee for their lives | The Sun

FOUR people have been injured by a knife-wielding attacker at a Shanghai hospital.

Cops raced to Ruijin Hospital on Saturday morning.

Videos on social media show scenes of chaos as visitors clambered under turnstiles to flee.

Doctors were seen pushing patients out in wheelchairs.

One person was pulled from the building on a mobile bed.

A short clip posted on Twitter shows a trail of blood on a flight of stairs.


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Police who raided the hospital in the capital reportedly found the attacker holding a crowd of people hostage.

They opened fire after the man threatened to harm the patients.

His condition is not known, although he was reportedly "subdued" by the shots.

None of the victims stabbed in the horror have suffered life-threatening injuries.

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One local who had arrived at the hospital for an appointment as the building was sealed off said: "It's very shocking.

"What has happened to this society?"

Violence is comparatively common at hospitals in China.

The country's health system is exploited by touts who illegally trade appointment tickets, while corruption can force up the cost of care.

Patients in need of treatment also face long queues to see medics.

This morning's attack comes as Shanghai gradually lifts a two-month Covid lockdown.


China is pursuing a "zero Covid" strategy that has fuelled huge frustration as businesses are forced to shut down for weeks at a time.

President Xi Jinping, who is expected to secure a precedent-breaking third term later this year, says China should not treat the virus as endemic – as much of the world now does.

Shanghai's 26million residents have been ordered to get tested every weekend until the end of the month.

Despite the strict screening programme, cases in the city are continuing to rise.

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On Friday, 59 new infections were reported, increasing from Thursday’s 45. It's the highest number since late May. 

Nationwide, China reported 371 local cases for Friday, down from 378 the previous day

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