Sunday, December 10, 2006

Chinese Hostage Standoff

A migrant worker threatens the girlfriend of his employer with an axe as police look on during a standoff at a traffic overpass in Xi'an in north China's Shaanxi province.The man, who took the woman hostage to demand payment of about US$400 from his employer, was subdued by police after a one-hour standoff. The woman was rescued unhurt.