A suspect who’d been at large for 15 years after stabbing a man to death in Chengdu was caught earlier this week at the Shanghai Metro station when he was stopped during a routine identity check.
The man, Yuan, was stopped by authorities on Monday at the People’s Square Station on Metro Line 2, according to Shanghai Daily. Police say that stopped him because he looked nervous at the sight of the officers.
He told the officers that he’d just arrived from his hometown in Sichuan province and left his ID at home, and when they checked his ticket, they realized that he’d bought it using another person’s ID.
Cops brought the man in for questioning, where eventually it was revealed that he’d been avoiding the laws for 15 years after he’d killed a man in Chengdu when he was 22.
The officers handed him over to police in Sichuan, where the man hadn’t returned to in 15 years.