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Four-year-old girl beheaded in Taiwan knife attack

"I saw the suspect slashing my daughter with a cleaver. I immediately grabbed him but I could not pull him away”

Tiffany Ap reporting for CNN: A random attack by a knife armed man in Taiwan left a 4-year-old child dead with her head being cut off.

A 33-year-old man with a meat cleaver attacked a little girl who was with her mother in broad daylight. They were on their way to a subway in Taipei, the island's capital, the official Central News Agency (CNA) said.

Child’s mother was walking only a meter away from her daughter, who was riding her bike when she was killed.

She saw the man approaching and, at first, thought he was going to help her daughter, but he drew his knife and decapitated her.

"I saw the suspect slashing my daughter with a cleaver. I immediately grabbed him, but I could not pull him away," she said.

Bystanders heard her screams for help and rushed to restrain the attacker until police arrived.

The suspect, identified only by his surname Wang, was detained at a police station, near which a large angry crowd gathered. Officers attempted to escort him out of the building, still with blood splashed across his face, but several people rushed the suspect, eventually forcing police to take him back inside.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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