A Chinese man held his girlfriend hostage on rooftop after her parents reportedly refused to approve their marriage.
A lot of onlookers and armed police watched as the man stripped to his underwear and ordered his girlfriend to do the same so she would be shamed in front of their neighbours.
The 32-year-old man, identified as Lin, promised to kill the girl, who, according to him, regularly had affairs when he went to work.
He held his girlfriend by the throat and waved the meat cleaver in the air as trained negotiators tried to talk him down from the roof of the quiet residential block.
To prevent the tragedy, his relatives were brought to the scene on Monday. They were trying to talk him down but had little luck.
As police and soldiers surrounded the rooftop, the half-naked kidnapper demanded a getaway car for himself and his girlfriend. Eventually police provided one and, still holding his terrified partner, the man put his jeans back on and climbed down from the roof into a city square.
However, as he made his way towards the car, police officers managed to pull the man away from his girlfriend and throw him to the ground.
The arrested topless man now faces a long jail term.
Interestingly, according to reports, not even his own parents had approved the marriage in the first place.