Hostage-taker shot by police in Kunming

2021-01-23 12:03:53

Police shot and killed a man who allegedly did a kidnapping in Wuhua district in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, at around 5 pm on Friday. The hostages were rescued, local police said. The man, surnamed Wang, 56, axed seven people outside the gate of a middle school before the kidnapping. One of the people attacked died of their injuries. An investigation of the case is still underway, according to a statement posted by the district's public security department via its Sina Weibo account.  Several video clips published by Chinese news outlets showed the kidnapping happened at the gate of the Experimental Middle School Attached to Yunnan Normal University, where many bags were scattered on the ground.