Date
14 December 2017
A still image captured from a video clip shows a man emerging from an X-ray machine at a Chinese high-speed train station. Credit: ahtv.cn
A still image captured from a video clip shows a man emerging from an X-ray machine at a Chinese high-speed train station. Credit: ahtv.cn

Man crawls with bag into X-ray scanner at China train station

Staff and commuters at a train station in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin witnessed a bizarre incident last Sunday as a man crawled into an X-ray scanner along with his crossbody bag.

As stunned security officials called for an emergency stop of the machine, the man emerged at the other end claiming that he was in a hurry to catch a train.

The passenger, described as a middle-aged person, said he jumped onto the conveyor belt as he felt that he couldn’t afford to waste time in removing his bag as that might cause him to miss his train.

According to an Apple Daily report, the man was seeking to take the C2582 high-speed train heading for Beijing.

The train was scheduled to leave the station at 7:18 am, but the man arrived at the checkpoint at the Yujiabao Station in Binhai New Area at 7:19 am. 

When security personnel asked him to take off his bag for X-ray check, rather than follow the instructions, the man jumped onto the conveyor belt with the satchel strapped on to his body.

Questioned about the antic, the passenger said he didn’t want to miss his train as he was taking a trip along with several friends.

But that’s not the end of the farce.

A check of the man’s ticket revealed that he was actually supposed to travel the next day, instead of Sunday.

After getting a dressing down from the station staff, the man said he regrets his action.

He was let off with a warning and some reminders about the check-in procedures at the station.

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