Fatal Arson Attack was a Criminal Cock-up

According to the testimony of suspects and evidence collected by police, the men who set fire to a restaurant, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday evening, had not intended to start a fire, but had merely wanted to splash paint in the restaurant in order to intimidate a debtor. The paint, however, was mixed with lacquer and paint-thinner, and as the liquid came into contact with flames on the gas stove, the mixture ignited, causing an instant, intensive blaze

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Arson Attack Leaves at least One Dead in New Taipei City Blaze

[Breaking News: Rapid updates expected] Witnesses reported seeing petrol bombs thrown at a restaurant in Tucheng District, New Taipei City, before the premises broke into flames that spread to residential apartments in the 5 storey building. Four serious injuries have been reported, including 3 who had lost vital signs at the scene. A 28 year-old woman jumped from a third floor balcony, and was reported to have suffered fractures to her legs, but was conscious after concerned neighbors placed quilts

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Cop Accidentally Shot by Colleague

A 23 year old police officer was shot in the chest and arm this morning after a colleague accidentally fired her service pistol while attempting clean the weapon. At around 8:40am at the Guanfu Police Station in Tucheng District, New Taipei City, a 24 year-old female police officer named Huang (黃) was doing routine maintenance on the weapon when it fired. The bullet grazed a desk before hitting a 23 year-old male officer named Wang (王) in the right arm

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11 Firefighters Treated for Acid Burns: Unitech Factory Fire

Eleven firefighters had to be treated in hospital after being injured by acid burns and inhalation, while fighting a fire at a factory in Tucheng yesterday evening, September 28. The factory belongs to printed circuit board manufacturer Unitech. According to Liberty Times Network, Unitech staff at the Tucheng factory are suspected to have deliberately concealed the fact that there were hazardous materials on site, putting firefighters lives in danger. New Taipei City Fire Bureau received a report of the fire

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Three Injured, 1 Dead in New Taipei City Gangland Shooting

Breaking news: updates and changes expected. Five people were shot during temple celebrations in New Taipei City’s Tucheng District today and at least one is dead. One of the victims is a gang boss named Lin Li-chang (林立昌) who belongs to the Heavenly Way Alliance. At the time of writing Lin is in a critical condition after being shot 6 times. Lin was not breathing and had no heartbeat when brought to the hospital, but was revived and is currently

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Grower of “Marijuana Botanical Garden” Turns Himself In

A man responsible for growing almost 600 cannabis plants on 3 floors of a rental property in Tucheng District, New Taipei City, turned himself in today, after realizing he couldn’t remain on the run. Chinese language media referred to the operation as a “marijuana botanical garden.” Police busted the operation August 3, after the landlord checked the property and found the locks had been changed, and a strong grass-like odor emanated from what purportedly was a frozen seafood distribution business.

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Gang Boss Capped: Cops Don’t Buy Gunman’s Story

Police today arrested a 25 year old man suspected to have killed a gang boss in Tucheng District, New Taipei City last Thursday evening June 22. Huang Yilun (黃義倫) was shot to death as he sat in his white Porsche SUV in a parking lot. Shortly after entering the vehicle, a man approached the driver’s side door, pulled out a handgun, and fired 10 shots through the window. Huang bled to death at the scene from a wound to his

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Taxi Driver Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Korean Tourists

A taxi driver in New Taipei City has been arrested after allegedly drugging and sexually abusing two Korean women January 13. Three Korean women hired the driver over a two day period to take them on tours around northern Taiwan. On the second day, the driver gave each of the women a popular lactic acid drink – Yakult, at a location near Jiufen. Two of the women drank the contents, while a third felt it tasted bitter after taking just

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