China

Authorities Detain Man Over Bombing in Northern China

State media reporting the suspect wanted "revenge on society"

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(Reuters)—Chinese police have detained a man suspected of setting off several small bombs in front of a Communist Party building in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan this week because he wanted "revenge on society", state media reported on Friday.

The suspect is Taiyuan native Feng Zhijun, 41, who had previously spent nine years in prison for theft, according to state media.

"Police found home-made explosive devices at his residence, and a large amount of evidence of his crimes," state television said. "Feng Zhijun fully confessed to the evidence of his crimes."