Suicide bomber tries to blow up bus because driver refused to stop where he wanted (video)By Mason White 3:07 PM January 15, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly trying to blow up a bus because the driver didn’t stop where he wanted, prosecutors in China said.
77-year-old Wang Shichao of Jinhua, appeared before a judge this week in connection with the attack that occurred in Wucheng.
Video surveillance that was taken from inside the bus showed Shichao approaching the driver and throwing a grenade at him.
The grenade caused a modest explosion and a lot of smoke.
Luckily, the main explosives in the grenade did not ignite. No one was injured and no damage was reported. Shichao was quickly subdued by other passengers on the bus before the police arrived at the scene and arrested him.
Shichao told the Wucheng District People’s Court, that he became angry when the driver had not stopped precisely at the bus stop.
Shichao went home and to retrieve his grenade. He waited for the bus and tried to commit a suicide attack once it had arrived. Shichao pleaded guilty to the charges.