Man in China slashes student’s hand off on livestream after online argument

The victims' injuries are not life-threatening, fortunately.

Fasiha Nazren |
May 30, 2023, 6:42 pm

A seemingly harmless livestream went awry in a matter of seconds.

At around 8:30pm on May 23, two Chinese teens who were identified as Shi and Ye were livestreaming on Chinese social media app Douyin when another person attacked them from the back.

The assailant, known as Luo, was seen on the live stream wielding a knife.

Slashes hand off

Screen recordings of the incident went viral online.

In the video, an object that is believed to be Shi’s severed hand could be seen flinging off.

Images of the severed hand also went viral, although some netizens suspect it could be a prop.

According to media reports, Ye was also slashed on his back.

From another angle, Luo could be seen chasing both the victims after the incident.

The incident apparently happened at a coffee shop in Xiamen Huatian International Vocational and Technical College.

Assailant caught by police

According to a statement by the police, the Xindian Police Station received a call to the incident at about 8:46pm on May 23 and quickly arrived at the scene.

Luo fled the scene but was arrested the next day.

The report added that Shi and Ye were sent to the hospital for treatment and their injuries are not life-threatening.

Investigations found that the victims Shi and Ye had an argument with Luo online.

Further investigations are ongoing.

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