August 21, 1999 |
An American researcher detained in China was severely injured when he jumped from a building while trying to escape police, China's Foreign Ministry said Friday. China identified the man as Daja Mizu Meston, a 29-year-old Tibetan linguist from Newton, Mass. Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao said in a statement carried by state media that Meston "is out of danger after emergency treatment." Meston jumped from the building Wednesday.