Kidnapping suspect shot in head
Police shot and captured a man suspected of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl on Saturday in Chongqing Municipality.
Officers rushed the 23-year-old Shanxi Province suspect, Sun Xiaoqiang, and the injured girl to hospital, Chongqing-based newspapers reported yesterday.
The man's motive remained unclear.
The drama unfolded when two police assistants reportedly found Sun hiding two 8-centimeter daggers in his clothes near an appliance store in Yuzhong District about 4:30pm. They watched him.
Sun realized he was being followed and started running, police said.
During the chase Sun broke into a hotel kitchen and grabbed a cleaver, papers reported.
Running for more than 1 kilometer with officers giving chase, Sun allegedly grabbed a teenage boy, who freed himself a short time later and fled.
Sun then grabbed the 4-year-old girl on the side of a road. He held the cleaver against the girl's neck and threatened to kill her.
During a 50-minute-long standoff with police, Sun slashed the girl's arm. The standoff ended about 6:20pm when a sniper shot Sun in the head.