Chinese man detained after 'killing five': Report

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese man has been held by police for allegedly stabbing five people to death over land and business disputes, state media reported on Monday.

Police apprehended Ding Jinhua, 38, in a noodle restaurant in Yuzhou in the central province of Henan on Saturday, the Henan Business Daily said.

He went on a stabbing spree on Thursday, it quoted police as saying, killing three people and wounding two in a village over a land row.

Ding later knifed to death a woman business competitor of his at a furniture market in Luohe and a taxi driver who tried to stop the killing, the paper said, before wounding another taxi driver and driving away in his vehicle.