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Stabbing in Anyang leaves one dead, another injured

One woman has died and another was left injured after a man stabbed them with a knife in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday.

A 33-year-old man, identified by his surname Lee, stabbed the two senior janitresses at around 8 a.m.

Both women were taken to the hospital, however, only one regained consciousness.

Police used a taser gun to bring Lee under control. He then claimed to have taken cyanide poison, however, a medical check proved this statement to be false and found that he had been drinking heavily.

(Yonhap)
(Yonhap)

Lee reportedly told the police in ramblings that he “stabbed (the victims) because they had bullied (him) since childhood.”

However, no evidence so far suggests that Lee knew the victims.

The police said they have found people who drank with Lee the night before and that they are looking into clues that would link Lee with the victims.

According to police investigation, Lee drank with his acquaintances late into the night at a nearby bar.

In the morning at around 7:40 a.m., Lee went in to a restaurant on the ground floor of the building saying he came looking for his friends.

The restaurant owner threw Lee out, who then broke into another restaurant, stole a kitchen knife, and went into the second floor of the previous building where he attacked the women cleaning the bar.

The victims, both 75, had worked for the bar for a number of years.

It has not been confirmed yet whether Lee has a psychological condition.

The police plan to interrogate Lee and bring him in to detention.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)
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