A prominent member of China’s Communist Party went on a rampage at Kunming Changshui International Airport, after the stresses of a poor travel experience finally took their toll. A video of the scene, meanwhile, has gone viral online.
Yan Linkun, who is a leading member of a political advisory body of the Communist Party and a worker with a mining company, and his family — his wife and two 10-year-old boys — missed their flight to Shenzhen, according to a report by NBC. They were scheduled for another flight the following day — only missed that one, too.
The man went nuts, NBC reported. Airport surveillance video showed the man pushing against the glass door leading to the boarding gate, smashing his hand on a desk top and screaming, while grabbing a keyboard from a computer and throwing it. He continued to hurl equipment, NBC reports, and ultimately tried to break down the gate door.
Then his wife joined in and smashed a coffee cup, according to the report.
Shocked airport security personnel and travelers stood by and watched, the tape shows.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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