Man who took a woman hostage at airport detained

February 20th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Chengdu (China), Feb 20 (Xinhua) A man who used a sport’s starting pistol to take hostage a woman at China’s Chengdu airport has been detained, the police said Friday.
The incident took place near the security counter, when the man fired two shots into the air with the starting pistol and grabbed the woman and rushed to the security channel.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport police and security guards quickly overpowered the man and freed the woman, who wasn’t injured.

The police said Jiang Jun, 23, bought the starting pistol and blanks online. The pistol contained three blanks when it was seized.

The police said they were questioning Jiang and were yet to establish if he knew the woman.

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