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At least 14 injured in Bundang stabbing, car rampage

By Park Han-na

Published : Aug. 3, 2023 - 18:53

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A police officer stands in front of a police line marking off the car that injured at least four people near Seohyeon Station in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. (Yonhap) A police officer stands in front of a police line marking off the car that injured at least four people near Seohyeon Station in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. (Yonhap)

At least 14 people were injured when a car ran onto the sidewalk before a suspect got out and went on a stabbing rampage in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday, Yonhap news agency said, citing police and fire authorities.

Police detained the suspect, a 23-year-old man surnamed Choi, at the scene at 5:55 p.m., following the reported incident near Seohyeon Station, on the Bundang Line of the Seoul subway network. According to sources, Choi is a delivery industry worker.

The police confirmed that there were no accomplices, and Choi's motives are unknown.

At least five people were injured when a car drove onto the sidewalk near a department store, and at least nine more were hurt when the suspect exited the car and began stabbing passersby.

"We are checking the injuries and the exact circumstances of the crime,” the police said.

The location of Seohyeon Station and the nearby department store The location of Seohyeon Station and the nearby department store