Suspected Bank Bomber Caught

Police have apprehended a man in connection with a petrol bomb attack on a Gansu bank, the suspect’s former employer, in which several dozen people were injured. From Reuters:

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.

May 13, 2011, 2:47 PM
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