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Guy attacks an ostrich as part of elaborate suicide attempt, ultimately fails

Posted: 01/23/2013 7:00 am

A man was rescued by police in a zoo in Shaoguan City on January 19 after a bizarre suicide attempt which followed even more bizarre behaviour, Shenzhen Satellite Television reports.

The man, Li, 27, from Yunnan Province, attacked an ostrich in the zoo and bit it to death in front of onlookers who included children and elderly people. He then slashed his wrists as police were called.

Xu Jianwen, deputy head of Datang Road police station told reporters that when he arrived at the scene, Li was highly excitable and simulated firing a gun at the policemen. He was already covered in blood when police arrived.

As he began to lose strength, Li lay on the ostrich’s corpse like a pillow before police approached him tentatively. He offered little resistance before police dragged him away.

He was rushed to hospital where his condition soon stabilized. However, that night, his condition worsened and he was returned to hospital. He appears to be out of the woods now. A suicide note was found on his person. The note urged his parents to have a good life, saying there was no need to worry about him anymore.

Li works as a security guard and has been described by colleagues as an introvert who is unusually quiet when at work. He was also described as being straight-forward.

Police drag a bleeding Li away from the ostrich’s corpse

The name of his company was not revealed to media.

Whether this was a genuine attempted suicide or a cry for help, I think we can all agree: the man needs help.

Li claims to have no recollection of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.


Two cops murdered at police station in Shenzhen

Posted: 09/15/2012 8:00 am

Two police officers were murdered at the Public Security Bureau headquarters on Wenjin South Road in Shenzhen on Sept. 13, Jinghua News reports.

At 9:10 p.m. on Sept. 13 an ambulance was seen entering the headquarters of the Public Security Bureau. It had come for two injured policemen. The yesterday at 12:36 a.m. the Public Security Bureau announced through its microblog that the two officers had died.

Both officers were covered in blood when they were taken away, according to a witness. The officers have been identified as Yang Shao, a departmental deputy in his 30s and Wu Qianchun, an officer in his 50s who had been on patrol earlier in the day, according to local media.

The surgeon who announced to journalists outside Luohu People’s Hospital at 11:30 that night said that both bodies had numerous bullet wounds.

An investigation showed that the two men were found on the floor of Yang’s office around 8:40 that evening. There were no witnesses or CCTV footage. Both officers were highly regarded within the police force, according to colleagues.

The investigation is ongoing.


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