Victim dies after stabbing rampage in South Korea



A victim in Thursday's stabbing rampage in a commuter town near Seoul has died, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday.

The woman in her 60s was pronounced dead at a hospital at around 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to local police.

A man rammed his car into passersby, then got out and stabbed multiple people in a shopping mall in Seongnam City on Thursday, leaving 14 people wounded, 12 of them in critical condition. He was arrested on-site.

On Saturday, the Suwon District Court granted the warrant to formally arrest the 22-year-old suspect, surnamed Choi, on charges of attempted murder.

The apparently random stabbing came days after another such rampage in Seoul which killed one person and wounded three others, sparking fear in the country.

A list of copycat attack threats has started circulating on social media.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has called the incident an act of terrorism against innocent citizens and ordered police to mobilize all available resources to ease public concern.

Police Commissioner General Yoon Hee-keun on Thursday warned South Koreans to be on guard for such attacks and told officials to be vigilant.