Fugitive faces the clink after visiting China's biometric beer festival
01 September 2017 12:10 GMT

A fugutive who had spent 10 years on the run has been caught after attending a beer festival in China that used face recognition technology.

He was one of 25 wanted individuals ensnared at an annual bash in Qingdao — home to China’s most famous beer.

Eighteen cameras installed at four entrances to the festival identified each of the suspects in under one second, Qingdao police said this week.

Dozens of other people with criminal records or a history of drug abuse were refused entrance after computers spotted them.

According to Qingdao authorities, the system has a 98.1 accuracy rate and sounds an alarm if a subject’s face is found in the police database.

Six officers were stationed at each entrance to verify the matches.