A car crashed into the guardrail at the side entrance of the US Consulate in Shanghai at around 9:43 p.m. yesterday evening, injuring an armed police guard.
According to Shanghai police, the black Toyota sedan was driving along South Urumqi Road before it took a sharp turn and rammed into the guardrail at the side entrance of the consulate. Police on patrol rushed to the scene and held the driver along with consulate guards.
The 35-year-old driver, identified as Liu Daojie from Sanming City, Fujian province, told police that he ran a big company in Fujian and felt that ‘someone wanted to kill him’, so he crashed the car to get authorities’ attention.
“I drove from Hangzhou to Shanghai today and saw armed police on duty there. So I drove my car towards it,” Liu told police.
Liu hadn’t been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to preliminary investigation, but during interrogation, police said he wasn’t able to speak coherently.
Further investigation is under way.
By Lucy Liu
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