The man was armed with an improvised firearm and an explosive device. He took three people hostage and threatened to kill them.
Chinese police shot and killed a man who had taken three hostages the day before and threatened to kill them. This is reported by Xinhua on Monday, January 13.
The incident took place in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (North China). A man named Zhou took three people, hostage, in the city of Hohhot, the administrative centre of the autonomous region.
The attacker was armed with an improvised firearm and an explosive device. The man threatened to kill the hostages. He was shot dead by police after talks that lasted more than eight hours.
Law enforcement officers freed the hostages and defused the explosives. The man’s motives are not mentioned. An investigation has been launched into the case.
Earlier, a man with an ax took his family hostage. The incident took place in the Odessa region. A man threatened to kill his sister and her three young children after she prevented her aggressive brother from spending the night.
It was also reported that in Kharkiv a policeman was injured during the release of a hostage. The attacker told police that he wanted to see his friend immediately, who could be exchanged for a captured woman.