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Man Detonates Small Explosive Device in Beijing Airport

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0  Updated at 1:46 pm, July 20th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Getty/George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A man detonated a small explosive device in the arrival area of Beijing International Airport Saturday at 6:24 p.m. local time.

State media have identified the man as 34-year-old Ji Zhongxing.

Zhongxing uses a wheelchair, and is believed to have a grievance against the police. BBC News reports that an online microblog claims the man was paralyzed after being beaten by security agents in 2005.

He allegedly detonated the device, made out of gunpowder taken from fireworks, after police stopped him from distributed leaflets.

Zhongxing was the only person injured in the blast. The terminal was back open less than two hours afterwards.

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