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Hostage Held At Knife Point At Zhengzhou School

Caused by salary dispute

A hostage situation broke out Friday afternoon at a Henan school following a salary dispute between a faculty member and workers who had been hired to complete some renovations.

The incident occurred around 2:30pm at the Xinyuan Road Applied Arts Academy of Henan in an office of the school’s engineering department. A man named Zhang reportedly held a man named Guo hostage at knife point.

According to a source that works at the school, the workers had not been paid wages for their work. Alcohol is said to be a factor in the dispute as workers were drinking during their lunch hour, immediately prior to the incident.

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Charles Liu

The Nanfang's Senior Editor