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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. Chinese state media said that a man set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport, but that no one besides the man was injured and order has been restored. (AP)

BEIJING (TheBlaze/AP) -- A man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese state media reported.

Order was quickly restored and no flights were affected by the explosion, state-run China Central Television said on its microblog.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. Chinese state media said that a man set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport, but that no one besides the man was injured and order has been restored. (AP)

The official Xinhua News Agency said a wheel-chaired Chinese man set off the device outside the arrivals exit of Terminal 3 at around 6:24 p.m. It said the man was being treated for injuries, but that no one else was injured in the explosion.

A reporter for Sky News tweeted a photo originally posted on the Chinese site Weibo that was said to capture the moment the blast happened.

Image source: Mark Stone/Twitter @Stone_SkyNews

CCTV, which also reported that no one else was hurt, identified the man as Ji Zhongxing, born in 1979 and from the eastern province of Shandong.

It was not immediately clear why the man set off the bomb. Police are investigating the incident, Xinhua said.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. (AP)

Photos posted by CCTV on its microblog showed the area outside the arrivals exit empty and filled with smoke. One photo showed medical staff and police officers hovering over a person, with a wheelchair sitting on its side a few steps away.

Reached over the phone, the airport's news office said it was not aware of the explosion, and airport police declined to answer questions.

This post has been updated.

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