Four passengers were wounded after a man hurled an explosive device at a check-in counter at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, before attempting to kill himself.

“According to the initial police investigation, a man took out a homemade explosive device in a beer bottle from a bag he was carrying and threw it in front of the check-in counters. After the beer bottle exploded, the man took out a dagger from his bag, slashed his own neck and collapsed on the floor,” according to a Shanghai Police press statement.

The assailant is currently in critical condition and being treated in hospital, police said.

Another four passengers at the scene — including a Filipino national — were slightly injured by broken glass from the blast and have been hospitalized for treatment. The case is under further investigation, the police statement added.

The incident happened at around 2:20 p.m. local time, the Shanghai Airport Authority that operates the airport said. “Police have taken control of the incident area. Other flight operations at Pudong are not affected,” it said in a statement.

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