Perhaps inspired by Van Halen, retired soldier Lian Jiansheng, 66, broke through a police cordon and pushed would-be jumper Chen Fuchao, off a bridge. Chinese media reports that traffic had been held up for five hours while police tried to talk the suicidal Chen away from the edge. After being pushed, Chen fell 8 meters onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion and was taken to the hospital with wrist and back injuries. Lian was held by police and had this to say, "I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interests. They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."