Chinese man kills American tourist in Beijing

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Beijing, Aug. 9 : A Chinese man attacked two American tourists and a Chinese tour guide in downtown Beijing on Saturday shortly after noon.

The American man died while the other two, both women, were injured, reports Xinhua.

The attacker then killed himself by jumping from the second story of the Drum Tower, a popular tourist site, after the incident, which took place at about 12:20 p.m., a spokesman with the Beijing Municipal Government Information Office said.

The attacker was identified as 47-year-old Tang Yongming from the eastern city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, according to an ID card found on his body.

The spokesman did not specify the method of attack.

The identities of the American nationals were not immediately known. The spokesman said they had entered China on tourist visas.

Police rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call about the attack and sent the two injured women to hospital, he said.

Local authorities are investigating the case, he said.

ANI

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