Smith narrowly averts assassination

Thursday, March 22nd, 2001 - 5:39 pm PST

An unexpected attempt was made on Rev. Smith’s life today when an unidentified assassin emerged from a crowded train platform in Xi’an, China, confronting Smith. The plot was cut short however, when it was revealed that the would-be assassin had forgotten his gun. A brief apology was made before the unarmed gunman fled the scene on bike.