Man Shot Dead in KTV

A man in a Changhua County KTV was shot dead in the early hours of the morning today, January 8, 2018. According to China Times, Mr Lee, 38, from Taichung City, went to a KTV in Xihu Township, Changhua County, at around 1:00 am, after being invited to drink with friends. He was accompanied by his girlfriend. At around 2:00 am, a man entered the KTV room and fired a single shot, hitting Lee in the left side of his

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Elderly Woman Murdered for Money

A man in New Taipei City’s Taishan district has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of an elderly woman was found dumped by the seaside near Linkou yesterday, December 20. Police forensics investigators making an initial examination of the corpse at the scene discovered that the woman had obviously been murdered. There were signs of a heavy blow to the back of the head, strangulation marks around her neck, and a plastic bag had been put over

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Thugs Arrested After Kidnapping Taxi Driver in Broad Daylight

A taxi driver was kidnapped at gunpoint in Banciao District by thugs who tortured him with electric shocks, and punched him up before making off with NT$6,000. The incident happened December 11, but was only reported in Taiwan’s Chinese language news media today. At around noon Monday, a 44 year-old taxi driver named Liao arranged to meet a woman named Lin to pay for ‘overtime services’ owed after Liao had hired Lin to accompany him at a KTV the previous

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Man Dies After Being Hacked with Watermelon Knife

A man bled to death after being hacked in the leg with a watermelon knife in the middle of the street in Kaohsiung City this morning. The deadly attack was the result of a dispute over a debt. At around 6:00am, the 42 year old victim, Mr Ou, met with a man in his 20s named Chen on Baojing Street, Zuoying District, to negotiate over an NT$30,000 debt. An altercation ensued during which Chen drew a watermelon knife and slashed

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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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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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