Gunfight video: Policemen awarded for freeing hostage in abduction case

Five policemen in Datong, northwest China’s Shanxi Province were awarded in late July for successfully freeing a hostage after a gunfight with suspects in May.

The video, released by police, shows the scene of the shootout, which lasted about 20 minutes on May 11.

Local police received a tip a day earlier that a senior executive of an oil company had been abducted, with the hostage takers requiring a ransom of 20 million U.S. dollars.

Police say the two suspects were shot dead in the gunfight.

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