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Facial recognition used to catch suspect in crowd of 60,000 concertgoers

Police check Ao’s identity before arresting him at a concert in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, on Friday. (WANG JIAN/CHINA DAILY)

Police nabbed a crime suspect at a concert in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, thanks to a facial recognition system. The 31-year-old suspect, surnamed Ao, from Zhangshu, Jiangxi province, was wanted by police in connection with an economic dispute in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

On Friday, Ao and his wife and several friends drove to Nanchang for a concert by Jacky Cheung, a well-known Hong Kong singer, at Nanchang International Sports Center. Shortly after the concert started on Saturday evening, several police officers appeared in front of Ao and took him away…