Man takes hostage in downtown Beijing
Updated: 2014-07-31 07:50
BEIJING - Police rescued a woman taken hostage by a man armed with knife in Wangfujing pedestrian street, downtown Beijing, Wednesday night.
The man accosted the woman at around 9:22 pm near the Beijing apm shopping center. Police rescued her at 9:57 pm.
Initial investigation showed the man was born in 1976, and was from south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. He did not know the woman in question.
Police are investigating.