Man Breaks into Presidential Palace: Slashes Military Cop with Samurai Sword

A military police officer guarding a back door of the Presidential Palace this morning was slashed in the neck, when a man entered the palace grounds with a Japanese military officer’s sword stolen from a museum. Shortly after 10:00am, Lu Jun-yi (呂軍億) entered the Presidential Palace grounds through the west gate, jumped a knee-high fence, and attacked a guard attempting to prevent him entering the building. Lu was immediately subdued by other military police officers, and the injured officer was

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3 Stabbed in KTV Fight

Four people were hospitalized this morning, three with stab wounds, after a fight broke out between rival gangs of youths at a KTV in Mucha District, Taipei City. The fight broke out at around 4:00am at a branch of the Holiday KTV chain. Police found the injured at a blood-splattered crime scene, but the perpetrators had fled. Two men suffered stab wounds to the abdomen, while another was cut on his arms. A woman was treated for hyperventilation. After the

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19 Year-old Sentenced to Life for Murder

Zhou Jian-liang (周建良), 19, was sentenced to life imprisonment today for stabbing to death an 88 year-old man in Taipei City’s Four Beasts Mountains June last year. See previous article: Elderly Man Stabbed to Death on Tiger Mountain: 18 Year-Old Man Arrested The murder victim, Mr Lee, was practicing qigong beside a pavilion on Tiger Mountain, when Zhou’s dog began barking at the elderly man. Zhou got into an argument with Lee, and felt offended about Lee’s remarks about his

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Louts Smash Up Family Car and Beat Up Dad After Car Accident

A gang of youths chased down a van carrying a man, his pregnant wife, a one year-old infant, and two male passengers, and smashed it up last night. All 5 occupants of the van were sent to hospital for treatment after the incident. At around 11:00pm a Mazda sedan carrying a group of young people and traveling at high speed lost control and smashed into the guardrail on National Highway 3 between Nantou and Taichung. A Mercedes Benz then rear-ended

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Man Uses Car as Lethal Weapon: Wife and Lawyer Dead

A man who deliberately ran over his wife and her lawyer after a court hearing Monday is expected to face multiple murder charges after his wife died last night. Monday, July 17 Hung Tang-hsing (洪當興), 44, attended a court hearing in Tainan District Court, where his wife, Lee Yi-hui (李怡慧), agreed to divorce and requested custody of their children. Outside the court, Mr Hong became enraged when he saw his wife and lawyer “swaggering” down the street, talking and laughing.

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Police Rescue Man About to Be Buried Alive

Police in Nantou County yesterday found a man wrapped in a plastic bag with eyes glued shut in the trunk of a car during a drug search. The man told police that he was being taken to the mountains to be buried alive. Changhua criminal investigators working on a drug trafficking case went to Nantou County yesterday and waited outside a residential building ready to ambush two suspects named Huang and Chen. When the suspects appeared, police blocked their car

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Brothers Arrested for Murder: Police Search for Body Parts

A murder investigation that began after human bones were found on a hiking trail in Sanxia District, New Taipei City last year has led to the arrest of two brothers. The murder victim, 92 year-old Lou Yongfeng, went missing July 21, 2015, after leaving his home in Keelung to meet the men, Lin Shunming and Lin Yuguang. Lou was involved in an NT$64 million property dispute involving the Lin brothers’ father, Lin Shilang, a 77 year-old retired bank manager. The

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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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10 Injured in Family Arson Case: Brother Arrested

A man set fire to his family’s home in the early hours of this morning in Keelung City. A total of 9 people, including a 1 month-old baby required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation. Mr Yang, 29, had long resented the way he was treated by his elder and younger brothers. He claims to have lost his temper after family members looked at the contents of his cellphone. Yang, who is said to be on the autistic spectrum, told police

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Three Injured in Road Rage Stabbing

Two men and one woman were sent to hospital for treatment after one of the men went berserk with a knife during a road rage incident in Taipei City’s Xinyi District this morning, June 13. The driver of an Infiniti, 61 year-old Mr Ren, entered Zhongpo Road from a side-street, forcing 45 year-old Mr Zhou, who was driving a Mercedes Benz, to change lanes to avoid a collision. The two drivers stopped next to each other at a red light

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Brother Arrested After Gruesome Murder in Taichung

[Cover Picture: China Times] The younger brother of a murder victim was arrested yesterday after police found blood in his car. In the early hours of Thursday morning, June 1, a security guard found a partially burnt corpse on a road in Hsitun District in Taichung. Police forensics found the man’s throat had been cut, and both his hands had been cut off. The hands were missing. Police also found 6 dice around the body, and at first suspected the

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