Four Injured at Shanghai Airport After Man Throws Explosives

  • Man cut his own throat after causing blast, government says
  • Airport functioning normally after three flights affected

Four passengers were injured at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, one of China’s busiest, after a man threw homemade explosives, the city’s government said.

The man threw homemade explosives in beer bottles near some check-in counters in Terminal 2 of the airport shortly before 2:30 p.m. local time, according to a statement posted on the official Sina Weibo feed of the Shanghai government, which cited an initial police investigation. The man cut his own throat with a knife after the blast, sustaining a severe injury, it said.

The man and the four passengers injured by broken pieces of glass were sent to a hospital, according to the statement. One of the injured passengers is a citizen of the Philippines.

The incident is being investigated further, according to the statement. While three flights were affected by the incident, the airport is operating normally, it said.

— With assistance by Xiaoqing Pi, and Penny Peng

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