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Hostage drama in Guiyang
2006-12-28 00:00:11 Xinhua English


(Xinhua Photo)

An irate man, carrying a nail-driving gun, takes a woman hostage on a bus in Guiyang, Dec. 26, 2006.

Police had to cordon off the bus to ensure the safety of the hostage and onlookers. The man was later diagnosed to be suffering from intermittent mental disorder. He first confronted with the police with knifes and a nail-driving gun, and then hopped onto a bus and took a woman passenger hostage. A sniper shot and injured the man, and the hostage was freed unhurt.

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