Olympic-linked American killed in Beijing

Aug. 09, 2008, 5:35 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) A knife-wielding Chinese man attacked two relatives of a coach for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team at a tourist site in Beijing, killing one and injuring the other on the first day of the Olympics Saturday, team officials and state media said.

The man then immediately committed suicide by throwing himself from the second story of the site, the 13th century Drum Tower XX miles from the main Olympics site.

The brutal attack shortly after midday was all the more shocking because of the rarity of violent crime in tightly-controlled China, which has ramped up security measures even more for the international showpiece of the games.