Several attempts to coax Mr Hu into putting the girl down failed, until Chen Long, a 22-year-old fireman dressed in army uniform, dropped down from a window on the floor above and grabbed the child away from her parent.
As Mr Chen intervened, Mr Hu tried again to snatch the girl back, eventually falling back into his apartment.
He was arrested by the police after the incident on Tuesday, but subsequently attacked by a crowd of onlookers for threatening the life of the girl.
The daughter was found to have no serious injuries. Link -via Arbroath