One American injured in blast in downtown Beijing
An American was injured in an explosion near a subway station in downtown Beijing Thursday afternoon, police confirmed late Thursday, Xinhua reported.
The blast happened at 3:20 p.m. Thursday beside a newspaper stand near the Dongzhimen subway station in Dongcheng District, police said in a press release.
Police said a 30-year-old American studying in China, who happened to pass by, was slightly injured in the leg and had been rushed to a nearby hospital.
Police are investigating the cause of the blast.