BEIJING (AP) — Chinese media say a man intentionally rammed his car into electric scooters and pedestrians near a school in a southeastern village, killing at least five people.

The government-controlled Southwest Express said Monday that police subdued Lin Jianxin, 37, with a water gun when he threatened to set ablaze gasoline after his disabled vehicle halted in the village of Zhuangtou in the southeastern province of Fujian.

Southwest Express quotes provincial police employee Zheng Weitai as saying on a verified microblog that the suspect is in police custody and that five people have died.

It says a court heard Zheng’s divorce case in the morning and that Zheng rammed into vehicles and pedestrians around noon during a school break.