UK Daily Mail
Saturday, Aug 9, 2008
A knife-wielding Chinese man has killed the relative of a coach for the U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball team at a tourist site in Beijing.
Tang Yongming, 47, attacked the American man and the woman with him at the 13th century Drum Tower which lies just three miles from the main Olympics site.
Tang then committed suicide by throwing himself form the second floor of the tower.
The two other women injured in the attack were rushed to hospital.
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The attack occurred just hours after competition started for the Olympic Games, a source of national pride for China.
Police blocked off streets leading to the Drum Tower immediately after the attack and cordoned off the area with yellow police tape.
Security officers were examining the scene on the tower and below.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 4:18 am