BEIJING - A man detonated a home-made bomb in Shanghai’s busy Pudong International Airport on Sunday, injuring five people, including himself, the city government said.
The airport’s management authority said the blast occurred at 2:20 p.m. Sunday in the check-in area of Terminal 2.
“According to an initial police investigation, a man took home-made explosive materials in a beer bottle out of his backpack and threw it at ticketing counter,” the government said. After the bottle exploded, he reportedly took out a knife and slashed his own neck, suffering “serious” injuries.
Four people were lightly injured by flying glass, the city government added.
A video circulated by state media showed people starting to run before a bright flash of light and a billow of smoke engulfed part of the check-in area. Another video showed a person on a gurney being wheeled away by medical personnel.
In July 2013, a man in a wheelchair detonated a small bomb in Beijing’s main international airport, although he was the only person injured. It later emerged he blamed police for having previously beaten and paralyzed him from the waist down. The man, Ji Zhongxing, was later sentenced to six years in prison.
Gu Jinglu and Xu Jing contributed to this report.