Barefoot man hijacks bus with hammer

July 3rd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Shanghai, July 3 (IANS) Police in China’s Shanghai city have detained a man for hijacking a bus with a hammer.

The man aboard the bus running on Xincun road suddenly grabbed a hammer meant for emergency use and threatened the driver, asking him to stop the bus, Shanghai Daily Sunday quoted eyewitnesses as saying.

The driver immediately braked while the bare-footed man claimed somebody was trying to attack him, witnesses added.

Police arrived at the scene and overpowerd him.

The man will undergo a psychological test for suspected mental problems, police said, adding the driver and the bus passengers were rescued unhurt.

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