Suspected Bank Bomber Caught
Nineteen people were seriously hurt in the blast at the Tianzhu County Rural Credit United Cooperative, in the city of Wuwei in Tianzhu county, caused by what a witness called a “gasoline bomb”, Xinhua said in an English-language report.
The Tianzhu government said that Yang Xianwen, a Han Chinese man fired from his job at the bank last month after being accused of embezzlement, had thrown a bottle filled with petrol into a meeting room, setting it ablaze.
“He harboured a grudge, and committed arson in the name of revenge,” the local government said in a statement on its website (here).
Yang fled the scene, but police caught him hours later, a second Xinhua report said.