Chinese Terror Cops Get Segways
Chinese elite anti-terror police officers are wheeling into action ahead of next month’s Beijing Olympics on two-wheeled scooters. Members of the country’s armed police unit practised on the Segway models that have been re-named ‘Anti-Terror Assault Vehicles’ in the eastern province of Shandong.
Officials have bought 100 Segways and painted some in military camouflage to patrol airports and sporting venues during the Games.
In one drill, police posing as terrorists held ten badminton audience members hostage, ‘shooting dead’ four ‘hijackers’, capturing two and defusing a mock car bomb.
A picture is, they say, worth a thousand words. Perhaps more in this case:
Noah quotes someone named RYP, “Ya gotta love a country that turns a Segway into a tool of oppressing the masses.” That’s a great line although, in this case at least, it appears that they’re actually providing necessary security services. Even police states have a legitimate requirement for police, after all.