Chinese police say man who stabbed 23 children ‘influenced’ by Mayan doomsday ‘prediction’

By The Christian Science Monitor
Monday, December 17, 2012 14:42 EDT
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Chinese police suspect man who stabbed 23 kids 'influenced' by doomsday rumor (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Chinese police said Monday that the man who stabbed 23 children in a rural Chinese elementary school just hours before the Newtown massacre may have been “influenced” by doomsday predictions. A belief that the Mayan calendar predicts an apocalypse this Friday, Dec. 21, has gained peculiar currency…

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