The Public Security Bureau of Hebei Province today issued a statement,
saying two women are recovering from their injuries after they were assaulted in a Tangshan city restaurant earlier this month. Lei Shuran has more.
称本月初在唐山市一家餐馆遭到袭击的两名女子，身体目前正在康复中 。下面是雷舒然带来的报道 。
According to the bureau, all nine suspects including two women ate at a barbecue restaurant in Lubei district,
where Chen, the main suspect, allegedly sexually harassed a female diner, who was with three friends.
The PSB says her friends intervened. Chen and the other eight suspects then assaulted the women, according to the bureau.
公安局方面称，该女子的朋友随后出手阻拦 。之后，陈某和其他八名犯罪嫌疑人袭击了这四位女子 。
Police were called, but did not reach the scene until 28 minutes later.
All four women were injured, two sustained minor injuries and left the hospital that day after a physical exam.
The bureau's statement said the other two women are still in hospital.
All nine suspects were arrested the next day.
The PSB's statement said that four of the suspects were from Jiangsu Province, and five from Tangshan.
Chen was allegedly involved in internet gambling and money laundering.
The bureau said they were still investigating to determine whether the suspects were part of an organized crime gang.
Also, the police officers who responded to the call are being investigated for their slow response time, not following procedures and other acts.
In addition, five PSB officials are being investigated for possible disciplinary violations.
The deputy head of the Public Security Bureau of Lubei district in Tangshan was already fired over the case.