Woman Killed by Train After Fainting on Station Platform

A 38 year-old woman died after fainting on platform 4 of Taipei Main Station this morning. A train was pulling into the station when the woman suddenly collapsed and fell forward, with head and shoulders protruding over the edge of the platform. The train driver hit the emergency brake, but was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting the woman. Paramedics found the woman, named Zhang, had suffered head trauma and had no signs of life at the

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Cop Who Shot Suspect Dead Exonerated

A police officer who shot a suspect dead in Wanhua District 5 years ago was acquitted after a court hearing in Taipei today. Taipei City Police Commissioner Chen Jia-Chang went to the Wanhua Police Bureau to congratulate the officer, and speaking to the media, Mr Chen thanked the judges for standing up for the benefit of society and making a decision fair to all parties. August 13, 2013, a suspected thief named Lee was stopped by police in Zhonghe District,

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Drunk American Arrested After Harassing People in the Street

An American man was arrested in Taipei City yesterday afternoon, January 4, after he harassed one man and four women near a Zhongshan MRT Station exit in an alley off Chang’an West Road. Police allege he sexually harassed women and groped their buttocks and chests. At around 3:00 pm, an obviously drunk Caucasian male was reported to be aggressively harassing passers by. Some women alleged the man groped their buttocks and breasts, and at least one reported being bear-hugged. Video

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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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Six Injured After Car Crashes into Roadside Kitchen

Six people were rushed to hospital after a car crashed outside a restaurant in Shilin District, Taipei City this evening, Friday, December 8. Shortly after 8:00pm, a Volvo sedan crashed into the outdoor kitchen, which was occupying a sidewalk on Lane 165, Fuhua Road, next to the Zhishan MRT Station. Four women and 2 men were rushed to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, some caused by the vehicle’s impact, and others by scalding from hot oil and soup which splashed

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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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Police Fire 9 Shots in Car Chase but Crook Gets Away

A man wanted for drug-related offences led police on a chase through Banciao and Wanhua Districts last night, and escaped despite 9 shots being fired at his car at close range. At around 10:00pm, November 10, police officers on patrol ran a license plate check after noticing a suspicious vehicle in Wanan St, Banciao District, and found the white Mitsubishi sedan belonged to a 35 year-old man named Zhang (張) who had a court order for his arrest. When the

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Foreign Nationals Suspected in NT$200 Million Diamond Heist

Police are seeking 6 men and 2 women said to be of a south Asian appearance after a bag containing NT$200 million worth of diamonds was stolen in broad daylight at the 2017 Taiwan Jewelry and Gem Fair yesterday, November 6. The fair, held at the Taipei World Trade Center in Xinyi District, had just concluded and exhibitors were packing up at the time of the robbery. According to a report in Liberty Times Network, a 46 year-old woman named

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Family of Four Incinerated in Own Home: Fire Department Cautions

The Taipei City Government Fire Department issued a press release this morning urging people to install smoke detectors in their homes, and escape gates in security bars after a family of four died in a blaze in the early hours of the morning today, October 29. At around 3:00am, a fire broke out on the third floor of a building on Yanping Road and quickly spread in the uninhabited apartment used for storage. The Lai family were trapped in their

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Elderly Injured in Stampede for Freebies

Dozens of senior citizens were injured and one was rushed to hospital after a stampede for lucky tickets and free gifts at a Taipei City Government organized event this morning, October 28. Taipei City Social Welfare Department held an annual Senior Citizen’s Day activity and invited older residents to join the Mayor on a hike starting in Beitou District. Around 7,000 people were expected at the event, according to a press release issued by the Social Welfare Department. According to

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Iranian Man Attacks Cops

An Iranian man referred to in Chinese language news reports as “Wahid” attacked police officers standing guard at an intersection of Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei City this morning. Two officers required hospital treatment after the attack. Shortly after 11:00am the police officers were standing in the pouring rain at the intersection of Gongyuan Road and Ketagalan Boulevard when the Iranian suddenly approached and started swinging punches. Liberty Times Network reported that the man is about 30 years old and is

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