Inspired by action movie, Chinese man bombs bank vanDecember 19th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) A man arrested for bombing a bank in China that killed two people and injured 15 others said he was inspired from the plot of a Chinese action movie.
Wang Haijian, 24, is accused of causing the explosion near a branch of the China Construction Bank in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, Dec 1.
Police said Wang and his friends planned to blow up a cash delivery truck, having seen a similar incident in Chinese action movie “The Underdog Knight 2″, the Shanghai Daily reported.
Wang reportedly experimented with homemade explosives and suffered damage to his left eye, lost two teeth and sustained many smaller facial wounds, police said.
His friends quit after the experiments failed but Wang persevered and finally made the explosives.
When he put his plan into practice and detonated the explosives, the cash delivery truck he targeted was undamaged because a private car blocked it, police said.
Wang was arrested from a hospital after two nurses saw he had five detonators with him and informed the police.
Wang’s parents have apologised to the blast victims.
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