Man stabs stranger for not offering free cigarette

Updated: 2013-08-28 20:21

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai (

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A man has been detained for allegedly stabbing a stranger, who refused to give him a cigarette, in downtown Shanghai on Wednesday afternoon, Shanghai police said.

The man, who was having lunch in an eatery on Huaihai Road in the Huangpu district at around 1 pm, asked the victim to give him a cigarette. He pulled out a knife and stabbed him after being refused. The suspect hid in neighboring residential buildings afterward.