Let’s play a game: identify the strangest part of this incident from Changzhou, Jiangsu province: Is it the man, on drugs, who, after his own vehicle was nicked on the road, got out and took two vegetable knives from a street-side vendor, dropped 100 yuan, and then “borrowed” (stole) a van? Is it the medium-speed... Read more »
Our first edition of Saturday Morning Cartoon features a short animation from Episode 25 of Gao Xiaosong's show Xiao Shuo, which Jim Fields wrote about on Sunday. (You'll remember it was the episode in which Gao Xiaosong talked about black people -- specifically those in America -- and we were reminded that Michael Jordan is black.) Highlights of this animation include: how to prevent a mugger from firing his gun; how to defend against a knife attack; and, "Raise your right leg, aggressively kick the groin."
A man (either 43 or in his 20s, depending on your source) has been arrested for attacking four people with a knife yesterday at Shenzhen Pengcheng Hospital. In the video (somewhat graphic), you’ll see him patiently waiting for his otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) to appear, then producing a vegetable knife from his bag and slashing the unsuspecting... Read more »
In Shenzhen on Wednesday afternoon, a man with a dangerous-looking knife took to the streets in obvious agitation. According to reports, he was ready to assault a woman when a cop nearby intervened, firing a warning shot to get the man’s full attention. (We’re not sure when Chinese cops began carrying firearms, but perhaps this... Read more »
This is an update to our 2 am post about Lu Jianbo, the civil servant in Jiangsu province who attacked a woman with a knife on Friday night while reportedly shouting, “My family runs the public security bureau! Killing people is not a problem!” (“公安局是我家开的, 杀死人没问题!”) The raw footage of the incident remains cleansed from Youku, where it first... Read more »
In an incident that reminds us of the Beijing hostage-taker that was taken out by a sniper last month, in Guangzhou Railway Station in Guangdong province on Saturday, a man holding a 10-year-old girl was likewise shot by police, and the hostage successfully saved (though not without injury; hearing it described, she got cut as... Read more »
The man seen with the knife is apparently Lu Jianbo, son of the deputy political commissar of the Jiangsu Province Public Security Bureau. The PSB's Weibo has confirmed that Lu is under "investigation," which should be aided by the video above, taken Friday night, in which Lu wields a knife at a woman on the ground, cutting her a reported 34 times (images after the jump).
Xinhua is reporting that in Yongling township, Xinbin Manchu autonomous county, Liaoning province yesterday, a 17-year-old went on a killing spree after fighting with his girlfriend: The 17-year-old suspect, a native of Xinfu district in downtown Fushun, stabbed to death two relatives of his girlfriend after having conflicts with his girlfriend, an initial investigation showed.... Read more »
Yesterday night, a man took a subway security guard hostage for about 70 minutes at Tuanjiehu station on Line 10, and when negotiators failed to get him to release the hostage, a sniper took him out. A lot of the dialogue in this video is unintelligible, but we're pretty sure that at the beginning, the hostage-taker tells everyone nearby, "Don't come any closer."
YouTube embed of this video after the jump. Beijing is not a city where you expect to hear about someone being shot dead, but that’s what happened last night when a man took a security guard hostage at knifepoint inside Subway Line 10′s Hujialou station. According to Beijing TV this morning, the incident began just after 9... Read more »
I have nothing to add to this Xinhua news flash, as Weibo is quiet at the moment: A foreign man is dead after being stabbed in downtown Beijing on Wednesday afternoon, local police said. The foreigner, whose nationality remains unknown, was stabbed by an unidentified assailant at 3:20 p.m. at the entrance to Qudeng Alley... Read more »
Yesterday, we posted about a pair of security guards who died while fighting off a mentally unstable man who charged into Guizhou Normal University brandishing a 70-centimeter knife. In our embedded video, a newscast via Sina, there was a clip taken by someone in a car showing a security guard getting stabbed. That part prompted someone to reply on Twitter, "How can a human being sit in a car and film w/o helping? Especially while he watched three people get stabbed. Unbelievable."
Your incredible story of the day comes from Guiyang, Guizhou province, where on Monday a mentally ill man surnamed Xu, brandishing a long knife, tried to enter Guizhou Normal University. The guard on duty — unarmed, as all security guards and almost all cops here are — picked up the nearest weapon-like thing he could... Read more »
Missed this yesterday: China Daily ran this in their “In Brief” section at 8:09 am: A US man was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant in downtown Beijing on Wednesday afternoon, according to local police. The man was stabbed in the buttocks by a 61-year-old Chinese man in Qianmen. The suspect, Wang Taicun from Shandong province,... Read more »