In a scary turn of events, a Chinese streamer’s live broadcast took a terrifying twist when a man armed with a sword began attacking people, ultimately slicing off the influencer’s hand.
The entire incident unfolded on the stream, leaving viewers stunned and the victim and his friend traumatized.
The incident occurred on May 23 in Xiamen, Fujian, as the Chinese IRL streamer engaged in a casual conversation with a friend. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a man brandishing a sword appeared and launched a vicious assault on the duo.
Footage of the disturbing incident quickly went viral on social media, capturing the intense moments as the streamer and his friend desperately attempted to escape the sword-wielding assailant.
Unfortunately, the attacker managed to sever the streamer’s hand during the incident, leaving a lasting image in everyone’s mind.
Additional videos from the scene depict a group of terrified individuals fleeing as the assailant relentlessly pursued them, continuing to swing the weapon. The footage and the streamer’s traumatic experience spread rapidly across social media platforms, captivating audiences not only in China but also around the world.
Authorities swiftly responded to the incident, dispatching an ambulance and police officers to the scene upon receiving reports of an incident. It was revealed that the suspect, identified as ‘Luo,’ had engaged in an argument with the streamer and his friend on Douyin, the Chinese equivalent of TikTok. Seeking revenge, Luo resorted to the act of attacking them with a sword.
Despite the severe injuries suffered by the streamer and his companion, including the loss of a hand and a deep slash to the back, they were fortunately classified as “non-life-threatening.”
Images circulated online, displaying the victim’s severed hand lying on the ground, sparking outrage and demands for justice against the perpetrator. Another photo emerged, revealing a man in a hospital bed with his arm wrapped where his hand once was—a somber reminder of the profound impact of the attack.
Several hours later, the police apprehended the suspect and took him into custody. However, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Regrettably, this is not the first distressing incident involving a livestreamer to be captured on camera. In October 2022, an IRL Twitch streamer in Amsterdam fell victim to an attack by a group of individuals, underscoring the need for increased safety measures and awareness in the world of livestreaming.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.