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Shanghai man arrested for gun battle rumor

(Xinhua)    09:58, April 12, 2015

SHANGHAI, April 11 -- A man in Shanghai has been arrested for fabricating a story about deadly gun battle in the city, local police said on Saturday.

After spotting police officers outside of an entertainment venue, Zhao started a rumor that a gun battle had left nine people dead.

According to the police, Zhao texted the false information to many people and caused a public panic. The rumor was widely shared on social media.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Sun Zhao,Bianji)

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