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Guangxi police disarm kidnapper with gunshot

By Wei Ran (Shanghai Daily)

08:58, April 20, 2012

Police in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China shot a suspect in his chest and arrested him after he broke into a house and took the owner hostage this morning, China News Service reported.

The suspect surnamed Su lived in the same community with his hostage in Wuzhou City. In an attempt to hold off his chasing creditor, he broke into a house and held an elderly man hostage with a knife.

Police tried to enter the house but Su threatened to detonate a gas tank in the house and he injured a policeman with an iron rod.

When talks failed, police decided to shoot him and save the hostage. Su was shot in his right chest and the old man was rescued unscathed.

Su and the injured officer were then sent to hospital, the report said.


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