SHANGHAI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A man from Beijing
stabbed five policemen to death in Shanghai on Tuesday in an attack meant as
revenge for an interrogation last year, police sources said.
The suspect, surnamed Yang, stabbed a security guard
at a police branch in the Zhabei district of Shanghai at 9:40 a.m. with a knife
and started a fire at the gate of the facility.
The suspect, surnamed Yang, is arrested
after he stabbed 5 police to death at a police branch in the Zhabei
district of Shanghai July 1, 2008.(Photo:cns)
He then charged into the building and attacked nine
officers with his knife. Five police officers died of their injuries,
The injured are being treated in three hospitals in
Shanghai. One of them is in a critical condition.
"When the four of them were carried into the
emergency room, their bodies were soaked with blood and their faces were pale,"
said a witness surnamed Jia in the Shanghai Changzheng Hospital.
"The scene was too horrible to watch," he said.
One policemen named Fang Fuxin, 47, died before
reaching the hospital and Zhang Jianping, 48, after two hours of treatment.
A policeman severely injured receives
medical treatment at the Changzheng Hospital in Shanghai, China, July 1,
2008. (Xinhua Photo)
Both died of traumatic hemorrhagic shock in the lower
right lung, according to doctors with the hospital.
The other two, both in their thirties, were stable
and recovering from head and chest wounds.
Yang, 28, was apprehended by police at the scene and
He was unemployed and from Beijing. He allegedly told
police he had been interrogated in October last year by police in the branch who
suspected he had stolen bicycles. He was unhappy about the interrogation and
On Tuesday afternoon, the police building was
cordoned off. Criminal investigators were collecting evidence at the scene.
"I saw two people in police uniform carried out from
the office at around 10 a.m., one clearly with his stomach cut open" said a
female witness surnamed Chen, who worked in a Christine's Bakery near the Zhabei
"They were followed by another two injured policemen,
one hurt in the head and another in the shoulder. Their clothing was soaked with
blood," she added.
Chen said she saw another policeman in blood-stained
clothing carried out later.
"He was bandaged and one foot was shoeless," she
Wu Zhiming, a senior official of the Shanghai municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Zhang Xuebing, director of the Shanghai public security bureau, were supervising the investigation.