Chinese police shoot man dead at railway stationArchive
SHANGHAI: Chinese police shot dead a man at a railway station in the country’s north-eastern Heilongjiang province on Saturday, saying that he was threatening public security and assaulting police, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Public sensitivity to security at China’s railway stations has heightened following a series of incidents including a mass stabbing at a train station last March in the south-western city of Kunming that left 31 dead. Authorities said that was carried out by separatist militants from the western region of Xinjiang.
Citing a spokesman from the Harbin railway police authority, Xinhua said that a middle-aged man forcibly prevented passengers passing through the security gate at Qing’an Railway Station in Suihua City at midday.
When a patrolling policeman tried to stop him, the man picked up a child and threw him at the police, Xinhua said. The man also tried to grab the policeman’s gun and club, and the police opened fire to keep passengers safe, it added.
Published in Dawn, May 3rd, 2015
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