May 18, a freshman of a certain college in Wuhan surnamed Chen accidentally hit an 80-something-year-old lady while riding a bicycle. Then, because of issues over the medical expenses, he had a conflict with the old lady’s family where, in a moment of desperation, he took out a fruit knife and took a female doctor surnamed Duan hostage, requiring that he reach his intended destination before he would release her. 97 minutes after the Qingshan Public Security Sub-Bureau was notified, the hostage was successfully rescued. Throughout the entire rescue process, Dr. Duan’s left index finger was cut, and there was a knife cut on her neck.
On the evening of the 18th at about 7pm, a large number of special police arrived at Wuhan No.9 Hospital in Qingshan, with many local residents also gathered around, looking on and discussing. In the direction of one city residents’ pointed finger, this reporter saw a young man sitting in the back seat of a police car, with his arm around a young woman’s neck, and a small knife in his other hand. The police car was surrounded by police officers, taking turns communicating with the young man, asking him to remain calm and not hurt the hostage.
According to an eye witness, the kidnapping took place at about 6 o’clock in the evening, when the young man rushed into the emergency room office on the first floor of the hospital, kidnapped the female doctor at knife point, then yelled at people around to call the police. After the police arrived, the young man walked out of the hospital building holding his knife, and confronted the police in the hospital plaza. Then, under the persuasion of the police, the young man got into a police car with the hostage under his control.
According to another eye witness, this young man was a student at a nearby college, and had knocked over an old woman yesterday [May 17] while riding a bicycle. Afterwards, he accompanied the old woman with her family members to the hospital for examination. Because the injury was actually somewhat serious, the old woman’s family members asked him for compensation. The eye witness said: “I heard that the compensation is 300,000 yuan. Maybe the college student freaked out. He was even laughing as he kidnapped the doctor, his mental state a little abnormal.”
The kidnapper clearly had lost control, yelling in the police car: “I’m willing to sit in your car, because I don’t want this to get more serious. Don’t push me. Take me to a safe place, and then I’ll let her go, and you also let me go!” This picture is of the college student holding his knife against the female doctor in the police car, the police negotiating with him.
After a brief discussion, most of the police officers agreed that even though the nature of kidnapping is vile, the kidnapper was a college student, and what more, wasprobably from a rural area. His behavior too was a kind of drastic act of self-protection, though extreme, so it was better to take a less-heated approach and to persuade the hostage-taker. In the end, the police decided to drive the police car carrying the hostage and the kidnapper away from the hospital plaza.
After the car was driven to Xudong from Youyi Avenue, Chen first demanded to go to Wuhan University of Technology, then he said he wanted to go to Wuhan University. Headquarters instructed that taking him to Wuhan University was absolutely out of the question, and ordered the car to drive to a remote location to wait for an opportunity to stage a rescue.
In the car, everyone continuously chatted with Chen to pacify him. Dr. Duan was also very calm, without struggling at all, and thus Chen slowly calmed down. When the car approached the intersection of Heping Avenue and Xinsheng Road, concealed special police rushed the car from three directions, some grabbing Chen’s arms, some disarming him of his knife, and some to rescue the hostage. In a mere 52 seconds, they succeeded. Dr. Duan only suffered some superficial injuries, and the knife seized was a fruit knife.
This picture is of the moment of capture. After investigation, Chen is 18 years of age, comes from Hubei Nanzhang, is now a freshman at a certain university in Wuhan. Chen confessed that while riding a bicycle heading east on Youyi Avenue on his way back to school, he had hit and knocked over an old woman. The old woman’s right wrist became red and swollen, and Chen waned to offer her 100 yuan to settle it privately. The old woman had Chen take her home. After this, the old woman’s son drove them both to Wuhan City No.9 Hospital emergency room for examination, with the doctor who examined her being Dr. Duan. The old lady’s spent 102 yuan taking X-rays, which showed that she had a right wrist fracture, needed to be hospitalized, and had to put a 1,000 yuan deposit.
The kidnapped doctor—the one in white in the center—being escorted by police into a car. The old woman’s family members asked Chen for the money, but Chen only had 5 mao left on him. They wanted to confiscate Chen’s ID card. Chen thought “they were pushing too hard, I had no choice”, so he drew out the fruit knife he had with him and stabbed at the old woman’s family members. He missed, they got into a fight, during which Chen backed into the emergency room, and kidnapped Dr. Duan.
In the interrogation room, Chen kept asking the police: “Just how many years of jail time will I have to serve? Will my sentence be very severe?” After talking with the police, he gradually calmed down: “To tell you the truth, I was ready to kill someone at that point. Then after the police talked to me, I gradually calmed down. What I did was wrong.”
Source : ChinaSmack