China police say Pudong airport bomber was indebted gambler

(From AFP)

Chinese police on Monday identified the suspect in a bombing at Shanghai’s main international airport which injured four people as a 29-year-old man with heavy debts from online gambling.

The check-in area at Terminal Two at Pudong International Airport

The check-in area at Pudong International Airport

Zhou Xingbai had been working at an electronics company in Kunshan city near Shanghai but had lost his savings through gambling and was having difficulty supporting himself, the Shanghai police department said in a statement on its official microblog.

Zhou told his friends through social media that he “owed many people money” and was “preparing to do something extremely crazy” and “losing his little life was a certainty”, the statement said.

A previous government statement said Zhou threw a beer bottle packed with explosives near a check-in counter in Terminal Two at Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon. Read More



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