Video - American tourist killed in China
Update: Todd Bachman (see photo 1995), father-in-law of a U.S. Olympic volleyball coach, was stabbed to death in Beijing Saturday. His wife Barbara was also stabbed and is in the hospital with injuries described in a statement from the IOC as "serious and life-threatening." The couple's Chinese tour guide, a Chinese woman, was also injured in the attack. The assailant, a 47-year-old from Hangzhou, jumped to his death from the Drum Tower, the famous tourist site where the assault occurred. The Bachmans' daughter, who was also present at the attack, is Elisabeth Bachman McCutcheon, wife of United States Olympic men's volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon. Source: CNN
A Chinese man attacked two American tourists yesterday, killing one of them, before committing suicide. The attacker was Tang Yongming, 47 who also injured an American woman and her Chinese tourist guide. The attack took place on the second level of the Drum Tower. Tang jumped from the tower after the attack, killing himself.
The Americans were family members of a coach for the United States Olympic Men’s Indoor Volleyball Team, although the victims names have yet to been released.
“Our priority in this hour is to attend to the needs of the family members, the U.S. Olympic Men’s Indoor Volleyball Team and staff, and the entire U.S. Olympic Delegation,” The USOC said in a statement. “In addition, the USOC is working closely with the United States Embassy, United States law enforcement authorities and local law enforcement authorities.”
A spokesman from the United States embassy said we are, “aware of the reports of the accidents suffered by two American citizens, we are working with the Chinese authorities to find out more on the cause of the incident.” Source http://2008gamesbeijing.com/
See this video for police investigation on this attack: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=9205040&ch=4226714&src=newshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/09/2329851.htm?site=olympics/2008