Two young men were arrested in Henan province on suspicion of being terrorists after police spotted them walking through a park in dark gowns and mask. Further investigation revealed, however, that the masked wanderers were only harmless high school students with an affinity for cosplay, Oriental Daily reports.
Police spotted the two young men, who appeared to be armed, wandering Nanling Park, and immediately commanded them to hand over their weapons and put their hands up.
The nervous students surrendered by putting up hands without dropping the “sickles” they held, leading the police to fire a warming shot.
Following their arrest and further investigation, police found that the so-called threats were merely school students who loved cosplay. They purchased the costumes and props online and wore them during a stroll in Nanling Park, because that’s entirely appropriate and not at all suspicious.
It is reported that both students were detained for fives days for disturbing public order. They were both released with a warning to stop their horseplay, damn it.
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By Christy Lau