On Wednesday morning, a 70 year old set off firecrackers in the departure lounge of Wuhan Airport Terminal 2 before lying down next to them, Southern Metro Daily reports.
Airport police and paramedics rushed to the scene, and no one was injured. The man is currently being questioned by police on suspicion of disturbing public order.
No motive for setting off the firecrackers (which appear from photos to be the standard red reels that provide a constant explosive refrain over Spring Festival) is known.
In related airport explosion news, Beijing Airport bomber Ji Zhongxing went on trial in the capital this week. He is charged with endangering public safety.