Suspect of China double blasts commits suicide

27 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BEIJING: The suspect in twin blasts which rocked a high-rise in northeast China on Friday killed himself by igniting explosive material, local authorities said Saturday, reports AFP.

Officials had said Friday that the blasts had killed one person and injured another.

The suspect, identified by his surname Guo and part of his first name Tao, first killed another man with whom he had an economic dispute in nearby Songyuan city before driving to Changchun city where he rented an apartment, the city’s Chaoyang district public security bureau said in a statement posted on social media.

In an underground garage of the Wanda Plaza in Changchun, Guo blew up his car, police said. Afterwards, at his 30th-floor apartment, Guo “ignited self-controlled explosive material” and died, police said.

People were evacuated from buildings surrounding the Wanda Plaza building on Friday and social media footage showed people fleeing on the crowded road abutting the Wanda building.