On the morning of 10 June 2024, an assailant stabbed four U.S. nationals at Beishan Park in the northeastern city of Jilin. The victims — who are instructors from Cornell College, located in the U.S. state of Iowa — were participating in a foreign partnership program with Beihua University in Jilin. The stabbing took place while the four individuals were visiting the park with a member of Beihua University’s faculty. According to local police officials, the assailant was walking in the park and bumped into one of the instructors before launching the attack in which all four instructors were wounded, along with a Chinese national who attempted to intervene. None of the injuries were life-threatening. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the attack is under investigation and was likely an isolated incident. Authorities have detained a suspect in connection to the stabbing.