Student Arrested After Campus Knife Attack

A teacher restrained a male student after he attacked a female student with a knife at Shih Hsin University in Mucha District, Taipei City, this morning, Monday, December 11. At around 10:00am, a 20 year old male named Chen met with a female third-year student named Shih, 19, outside a classroom. The two began to quarrel, and Shih called out “Teacher, save me!” Shih then ran into a classroom with Chen in pursuit, attacking her around the head with a

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Two Arrested After Woman Shot in Face with Lethal Airgun

A woman was shot in the face while riding a scooter on Chongqing South Road in Taipei City yesterday, December 7. Two men were arrested in relation to the incident later the same day. At around 1:00am, Ms Wu was heading home to Yonghe District when she felt a sting in her right cheek. After stopping, Wu found her face was covered in blood. Ms Wu hailed a passing motorist to help call an ambulance. Ms Wu was found to

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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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American Arrested in Drugs and Guns Case

An American citizen was arrested in Chiayi County last night, after a Taurus pistol and bullets were found in a car during a police search of the vehicle. Drugs were also found when police searched the suspect’s motel room. Police in Zhongpu were on a routine patrol last night when they spotted a suspicious vehicle. After checking the license number on the police computer, they found the plate did not match the vehicle. The police officers followed the car until

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Military Assault Rifle and Grenade Pistol in Gangster’s Arsenal

An Israeli manufactured military assault rifle and a grenade pistol were among small arsenal confiscated in Taichung city last night. Police arrested a man believed to be holding the weapons for use on demand by members of a criminal gang. After an investigation that included monitoring the residence of a man named Lin, who has a criminal record for drugs offences, police yesterday were issued a warrant to search the premises. Lin, 26, was charged with illegal possession of weapons

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Shots Fired at Tattoo Shop: Gunman Turns Himself In

A gunman riding a motorcycle stopped and fired two shots into a tattoo parlor in Yonghe District this afternoon, leaving one person slightly injured. A man later turned himself in at a police station in Wanhua District in relation to the incident. According to SET Network, a 23 year-old man named Fang (方) fired at the shop, located on Bao’an Road, shortly after 2:00pm. Pictures and video accompanying media reports showed a smashed glass facade. A 19 year-old female employee

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Bank Employee Shot Dead in Armed Robbery: Suspect Commits Suicide

A man in Hsinchu City shot a bank employee dead during an armed robbery this afternoon, November 24. After being surrounded by police in a nearby building, the suspect then hung himself. At around 2:00pm, the suspect Pan Jian-yuan (潘健源) entered a branch of Taiwan Cooperative Bank in Dongmen Street holding a pistol. The suspect fired four shots, one of which hit a 50 year-old bank employee in the chest. The robber then fled the bank with NT$730,000. The seriously

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4 Year-old Girl Beaten to Death with an Iron Bar and Dumped at Hospital

A 24 year-old man was arrested today after he and his mother took the lifeless body of a four year-old girl to the emergency department of a hospital in Sanxia District, New Taipei City, and told medical personnel the girl had been hit by a car. After providing false names, the two then quickly left. A medical examination found that rigor mortis had already set in, and that the girl had probably been dead for more than a day. Close

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9 Dead in Apartment Fire: Arsonist Arrested

At least 9 people died and 2 were injured after an arsonist set fire to timber stacked in a staircase on the 4th floor of an apartment building in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, yesterday, November 22. A 49 year-old man was arrested this morning after witness reports and CCTV footage identified him as a suspect. As the fire was started in the staircase, residents on the 4th floor, and in an illegally constructed residence on the 5th floor, were

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Elderly Man Murders Wife over Affair Suspicion

A 76 year-old man in Changhua County was arrested yesterday after killing his 72 year-old wife with a hammer. Mr Ho (何), a resident of Dacun Township became suspicious that his wife, who frequently left the house to exercise, was in fact, seeing another man. During a quarrel yesterday afternoon, Mr Ho attacked his wife with a hammer and killed her. After sitting with his wife’s lifeless body for four hours, Ho called his son-in-law, told him about the killing,

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