Explosion at Beijing Airport

A man has been injured after an explosion at Beijing Capital International Airport. The man detonated a device in the arrivals hall of Terminal 3 but only injured himself.

Man ignites gunpowder in arrivals hall of Beijing Airport

Policemen and security personnel are seen at the arrival gate B where an explosion occurred at Terminal 3.
Policemen and security personnel are seen at the arrival gate B where an explosion occurred at Terminal 3. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man detonated a small bag of black powder, believed to be gunpowder normally used to make fire crackers, in the arrivals hall of Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport.

The official Xinhua News Agency said a Chinese man in a wheelchair set off the device outside the arrivals exit of Terminal 3 at around 6:24 pm.

The man was injured in the ensuing explosion but no one else was hurt. Police and security personnel treated his injuries and led him away.

Staff at Beijing Capital International Airport clear up the aftermath of the explosion
Staff at Beijing Capital International Airport clear up the aftermath of the explosion. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Lee

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