1 Hurt in Beijing Airport Bombing
Reason for attack not clear
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 20, 2013 8:30 AM CDT
A worker cleans up explosive materials scattered on a glass wall after a man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb.   (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

(Newser) – A man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport yesterday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese state media reported. Order was quickly restored and no flights were affected by the explosion, state-run China Central Television said on its microblog. The official Xinhua News Agency said a wheel-chaired Chinese man set off the device outside the arrivals exit of Terminal 3 at around 6:24 p.m. It said the man was being treated for injuries, but that no one else was injured in the explosion.

CCTV, which also reported that no one else was hurt, identified the man as Ji Zhongxing, born in 1979 and from the eastern province of Shandong. It was not immediately clear why the man set off the bomb. Police are investigating the incident, Xinhua said. Photos posted by CCTV on its microblog showed the area outside the arrivals exit empty and filled with smoke. One photo showed medical staff and police officers hovering over a person, with a wheelchair sitting on its side a few steps away. Reached over the phone, the airport's news office said it was not aware of the explosion, and airport police declined to answer questions.

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VooDoo
Jul 22, 2013 6:58 AM CDT
Man in China Bombs Great Barrier Reef
Chatsworth
Jul 21, 2013 7:52 AM CDT
Maybe his laptop exploded.
HMD-SMD-ITY
Jul 20, 2013 3:49 PM CDT
China must have realized that outsiders leaked this event happening. They otherwise would have not wanted the world to know these things happen in China. Like the man who killed a US Olympic coach in a knife rampage. They found that man's family and expelled them to the north where it is harsh to live. This man's family had better start packing. If they don't execute him and then send the related bills to his family, they will all be rounded up and be grinding down road gravel by next week. China doesn't believe in the idea you are responsible for your own actions. Your whole family must take blame.