Bombing now in vogue: Guy threatens to blow up Shenzhen bank after bad service

Kevin McGeary , July 23, 2013 7:00am

After it was reported yesterday that the Beijing bomber’s case had been reopened in Guangdong, one respected China watcher observed that committing high-profile acts of violence seemed to be the only way the average person could get their voice heard.

This may be the start of a trend judging by the actions of a man at a Bank of Communications in Shenzhen’s Longhua New Zone on Sunday (July 21). Unhappy with the service he was getting at the bank, he caused it to be cordoned off by police for three hours after claiming over the phone that there was a bomb in a red suitcase in the bank, Baoan Daily reports.

The bank was evacuated as soon as the call was made. Police arrived with sniffer dogs and an explosive ordnance team and indeed there was an unattended red suitcase in the bank. However, there turned out to be nothing in the suitcase.

The man was caught and is currently being detained in Longhua.

Kevin McGeary

China hand, bawdy balladeer.