The US citizen murdered in an apparent random knife attack in Beijing has been identified as Todd Bachman.
Todd and Barbara Bachman of Lakeville, Minn. — parents of 2004 volleyball Olympian Elisabeth “Wiz” Bachman and in-laws of U.S. men’s volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon— were attacked by a Chinese man while visiting the 13th-century Drum Tower.
The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed Bachman died from knife wounds and that Barbara Bachman suffered life-threatening injuries. She and their Chinese tour guide, who was also injured in the attack, were being treated in a Beijing hospital.
Chinese officials are noting there appears to be no link with known terrorist groups and suspect it might just be a random attack. The killer, Tang Yongming, lept to his death after committing the crime.
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