Suzhou Japanese school reopens after knife attack at school bus stop

A Japanese school in Suzhou City in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been reopened after a knife attack at a school bus stop on Monday.

The school was closed following the incident, but it resumed classes on Wednesday after taking safety measures.

A man, believed to be Chinese, armed with a knife attacked the bus carrying students returning home when it arrived at the stop. A Japanese woman and her child, who were waiting at the stop, were wounded. A Chinese bus attendant was also stabbed. She is in critical condition.

Reuters news agency released footage believed to have been taken at the scene. It shows several people gathered around a person lying beside a yellow bus.

Japan's Consulate-General in Shanghai and other sources say that in April a Japanese man was stabbed by another man believed to be Chinese on a street several hundred meters from Monday's attack site. The street is lined with Japanese restaurants. The sources say the Japanese person suffered a minor injury to his neck.

Local authorities detained the man, but the motive for the attack has not been disclosed.