A Helping Hand: Bystander Walks Over to Suicidal Man on Bridge and Pushes Him Off

China's flagBeijing was the scene for an bizarre crime. Chen Fuchao was threatening to jump off a bridge and had hel up traffic. Veteran Lian Jiansheng, 66, broke through the police line and went over to Chen and promptly pushed him off the bridge.

Chen, 2 million yuan ($293,200) in debt and said that he wanted to die.

Lian held out his hand as if to shake hands with Chen but then pushed him over. He was reportedly upset with the delay in traffic, stating “I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interests. They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities’ attention to their appeals.” Of course, an attempted murder does not appear to be a “violation of a public interest” or, for that matter, pushing someone off a bridge for delaying traffic as a statement against selfishness.

Chen fell on a partially inflated emergency air cushion — causing wrist and back injuries.

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6 thoughts on “A Helping Hand: Bystander Walks Over to Suicidal Man on Bridge and Pushes Him Off”

  1. I love the no-bullshit approach, but I don’t think a lot of 66yrs old Jiansheng’s time would’ve been spent in a useful matter anyway that day. Maybe gramps could’ve used his senior wisdom to help a brother out in hard times? Oh, no, for thát he’s probably too shy.


    Oh man.. I’ve linked it to my site.. Thanks so much Turley! You the man!

  3. We have some new legal terms now: pushor and pushee …

    … f**kor and f**kee …

    … bankor and bankee …

  4. Yankee,

    I think that why I put Attempted. It is the act of doing the pushing that “put him over the top” so to speak.

  5. He fell on an air cushion? Why haven’t the cops figured this out?

  6. I can understand the feeling that this man, the jumper, was going through. It is a total loss of self in a devoid world. I can also understand the frustration of the, pusher. It appears that the jumper had set up everything to end his life and do they have laws against Assisted Attempted Suicide? If so, then by all means waste additional resources. I doubt it, the government does not like competition in the killing department.

    We are so aware of the value they place on human life. One male child per family. Oh, did not get what you want, no problem. We have the solution.

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