Man sentenced to 6 years in jail for airport blast
Updated: 2013-10-15 11:41
Ji Zhongxing, who is charged with causing a blast in the Beijing Capital International Airport in July, stands trial at the Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court, Sept 17, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING - Ji Zhongxing, who was charged of setting off explosives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in July, was sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday, according to a court ruling.
Ji, a 33-year-old wheelchair-bound man, was jailed for causing an explosion in a public place, according to a ruling by the Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing.
Ji, a native of East China's Shandong province, set off a homemade explosive device outside the airport's Terminal 3 arrivals exit on July 20, severely injuring himself. A police officer at the scene suffered minor injuries in the explosion.
Ji, who appeared on a stretcher in the courtroom, has been in custody since July 21.
According to the country's criminal law, anyone who causes an explosion or uses other means to endanger public security without causing serious consequences shall be sentenced to a fixed-term imprisonment of no less than three years but no more than ten years.Suspect charged in Beijing airport blast