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Four US academics on visit to China stabbed in Jilin public park

Four US College instructors were injured after a stabbing incident in a public park while visiting their partner campus in China, according to CNN, citing a school official.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 11th 2024 11:40 AM
Four US academics on visit to China stabbed in Jilin public park

Four US academics on visit to China stabbed in Jilin public park

PTC Web Desk: Four US College instructors were injured after a stabbing incident in a public park while visiting their partner campus in China, according to CNN, citing a school official.

Cornell College instructors in Mount Vernon, Iowa, were at a public park with a staff member from their partner university on Monday (local time) when they suffered injuries "in a serious incident," according to school President Jonathan Brand.


"We have been in contact with all four instructors and are assisting them during this time," Brand stated.

Jen Visser, the school's spokesperson, told CNN The stabbing occurred in Jilin City, and the partner school is Beihua University.

A spokesperson for the US State Department stated that the department is aware of reports of a stabbing incident in China and is monitoring the situation.

The school stated that no students participated in the event.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stated that he is in contact with Iowa's federal delegation and the state department.

"I am in touch with Iowa's federal delegation and the state department in response to this horrifying attack. Please pray for their full recovery, safe return, and their families here at home," he added.

- With inputs from agencies

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