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Police Probe After Tower Block Attacked With A Meat Cleaver

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Baffled police in south-western China are being driven up the wall trying to solve how a giant kitchen chopper was left jammed into the side of a tower block - nearly 150ft above the ground.

The knife was discovered by residents of the apartment block in the city of Chengdu, in China's Sichuan province, embedded in the outer wall between the 12th and 13th floors.

"It's really creepy. No-one knows how it got there and now we're all afraid to sit on or balconies or leave our windows open," said resident Chan Juan Ts'ai.

"We just woke up one morning and it was there," she added.

Police hired a local steeplejack to abseil down the building to remove the knife from the wall.

A police spokesman said:"It appears no-one saw it happen so we're appealing for anyone who knows anything about this to come forward.

"We initially thought that someone on a floor above innocently dropped the knife which went over their balcony or out of a kitchen window but given that it was hurled in the wall with some force that seems unlikely.

"More likely is that we could be dealing with someone who is deliberately trying to disturb their neighbours or deliver some kind of threat.

"We are watching the block of flats and the knife is being tested for fingerprints and other forensic evidence," he added.

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