Saturday, August 30, 2014   

School hostage-taker shot by police
(06-10 17:06)

A convicted criminal who took 50 elementary school students and a teacher hostage was shot and killed by police in central China.
Officers were searching the school in Qianjiang city in Hubei province for any explosives that might have been hidden by the suspect, the Public Security Ministry said on its microblog.
The hostage-taker was identified as Zhang Zeqing, who previously served prison terms for robbery and illegal gun making.
They said he had agreed to exchange the students and teacher for the deputy mayor of the surrounding town of Haokou, but was shot after he poured gasoline over the official.
There was no mention of injuries to the hostages and the deputy mayor's condition wasn't known.--AP

   
Other China breaking news:
WeChat closes, suspends hundreds of accounts (08-29 18:26)
Former Hohhot vice mayor sentenced to death (08-29 15:25)
Taiwanese actor apologizes over drug use (08-29 15:03)
Guizhou landslide toll rises to 15: report (08-29 10:57)
Former Guangxi official stands trial (08-28 18:16)
China vows to respond to US surveillance flights (08-28 17:59)
Chinese courts to be open to foreigners (08-28 17:17)
8 killed after bus plunges into valley (08-28 14:24)
Shanxi provincial officials removed from posts (08-28 11:42)
6 dead, 21 missing in Guizhou landslide (08-28 11:18)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.