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Policeman hacked to death in Hunan shopping mall

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A police officer in southern China’s Hunan province was hacked to death as he tried to stop a suspected mental patient from attacking customers in a shopping mall, according to local media.

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Officer hacked in a shopping mall. Photo: Hunan Daily.

Two officers in Xiangtan city were injured trying to stop the knife-wielding attacker on Monday morning, Hunan Daily reported.

One was stabbed in the heart and pronounced dead at hospital, while the other remains under care, the newspaper said in a report published on its web portal.

The report said that the attacker was suspected to be mentally ill.

Policeman hacked to death in Hunan shopping mall