A topless man holds his girlfriend hostage with a knife atop a residential building in Sanya, Hainan province, Jan. 20, 2014. According to local media, the man, surnamed Lin, held his girlfriend hostage to threaten both families into allowing their marriage. Lin stood off with police on the roof for several hours and was arrested soon after he got down the building.

China Stringer Network/Reuters

China Stringer Network/Reuters

A topless man holds his girlfriend hostage with a knife atop a residential building in Sanya, Hainan province, Jan. 20, 2014. According to local media, the man, surnamed Lin, held his girlfriend hostage to threaten both families into allowing their marriage. Lin stood off with police on the roof for several hours and was arrested soon after he got down the building.

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