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Live show host held for river jump

A man was detained for five days after live broadcasting himself jumping into the Huangpu River last Friday, Shanghai police said yesterday.

The man surnamed Zhu, who is a live show host on a website, jumped into the river from its banks on Beijing Road at 5:20pm on July 10.

Firefighters, patrolling security guards and an ambulance had rushed to the scene before he jumped. Despite pleas and persuasion from police and passers-by, Zhu still leaped into the water, only to be rescued moments later.

His jump was streamed on the website where he has his live show, but the website soon blocked his account, police said.

Zhu has allegedly claimed that he decided to jump in the river after being harassed by some people online. Police said that Zhu has been punished for disturbing public order.


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