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 fruit knife.

A teacher and a teaching assistant rushed to restrain and disarm Chen. Staff and students applied first aid to Ms Shih’s wounds, and called police.

Ms Shih was treated at the emergency department of the nearby Wanfang Hospital. Medical staff said that the wounds to the victims head, ear, and neck were not deep and that the injuries were not serious. The injuries included a 3cm long cut to the Ms Shih’s neck.

According to police, Chen had been pursuing Shih persistently, despite Shih’s rejection of his romantic advances. In fact, Shih had reported Chen’s behavior to a police station in Banciao last month.

Police said that what appeared to incite the attack this morning was a Facebook message that Ms Shih had written that said “Don’t think I won’t report to police,” with a smiley at the end of the message.

The school implemented the school counseling mechanism to assist the victim and students who witnessed the incident.

bloody knife
Knife used in attack on female university student on the campus of Shih Hsin Universtiy in Taipei City this morning.
Shih Hsin University main gate
The main entrance of Shih Hsin University in Mucha District, Taipei City.

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