A Shanghai police sergeant became a local hero after risking his life to protect citizens from a knife-wielding nutjob in Putuo, and getting severely slashed in the process, Xinmin News reports.
The injured policeman sustained a 10cm wound on his head and skull fractures.
The incident began when the policeman, surnamed Zhu, was alerted by citizens of a man, surnamed Ji, wwho was wielding two large knives at them. Zhu called for backup, prompting the perp to enter a nearby hotel. During the standoff, the suspect charged at bystanders with his blades. When Zhu intervened, he was slashed.
According to the Putuo Police Bureau, Zhu is currently in stable condition at the hospital. Ji is currently being detained and investigated.
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By Christy Lau