Third suspect caught using facial recognition at pop icon's concert

A suspect was caught by police when he attended Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung's concert in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, on May 20.

Someone is apparently not keeping up with the latest tech news.

Police used their new facial recognition technology to identify and arrest a man at a pop music concert by Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, on April 7, and they caught another suspect using the same technology at a different Jacky Cheung concert in Ganzhou, also in Jiangxi, on May 5.

Jacky Cheung, also known as the "God of Songs" in China, was dubbed "Fugitive Buster" after the two cases, and he recently showed his amazing skill again.

A third suspect was caught by police when he attended Cheung's concert in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, on May 20, People's Daily reported.

The man, surnamed Yu, went to Jiaxing Sports Center to see the concert around 7pm. 

"Minutes after he passed through the security check, our system gave out an alarm, warning that the man was wanted by police," Shen Yueguang, an official from the Public Security Bureau of Jiaxing's Nanhu District branch, said.

Police and security staff on scene soon searched for him in the audience. But the large amount of people and dim lights hampered their efforts, forcing them to finally decide to keep watch at the exits of the western stand where the suspect's seat was located.

After the concert was over, police caught him as he was leaving the sports center.

Yu, from Shandong Province, purchased potatoes worth 110,000 yuan (US$17,254) from an intermediary dealer but fled his hometown without paying in 2015. Since then he has been listed as a wanted suspect by local police.


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