Gangster dead after shootout with cops in Kaohsiung City

A suspect being investigated for a kidnapping and ransom case was declared dead in hospital after being shot several times during a shootout with police in Kaohsiung City this morning, March 2. Police from Chiayi City Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Bureau, and Kaohsiung City Police Department were investigating a 57-year-old man named Lee, who is suspected of masterminding the kidnapping and ransom of a wealthy businessman in Chiayi City in January. Lee was driving a white BMW SUV near

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One dead, 6 injured after brawl in Taichung City gym

One man died and six were injured after two groups clashed at a privately-owned gymnasium in Taichung City yesterday evening, February 1. According to reports in United Daily News, a dispute occurred when nine men arrived at the gym armed with air guns and knives at around 6:20 pm. The 14 people already in the gym picked up baseball bats, pool cues, and other weapons to defend themselves. Four of the attackers were injured, including a 24-year-old man named Hsieh, a

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Migrant worker who threw elderly woman off bridge after scooter accident sentenced to 6-year prison term

A Vietnamese migrant worker who accidentally hit an elderly woman while riding a scooter in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, then threw her off a bridge to conceal evidence, was sentenced to a 6-year term in prison for attempted murder after an appeal to the Taiwan High Court. On Christmas Eve, 2019, the 33-year-old factory worker named Nguyen, riding a scooter, accidentally hit 79-year-old Ms Du as she was walking across Fenglin Bridge, in Ruifang District. Nguyen, then picked the

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Migrant worker charged with homicide after stabbing former employer

A Vietnamese migrant worker was charged with homicide after a man he stabbed in the back died in hospital in the early hours of this morning, January 5. According to reports in Liberty Times, and United Daily News, the 43-year-old worker, named Le (黎), went to a Vietnamese restaurant in Neipu Township, Pingtung County yesterday evening, where he ran into his former employer, a 61-year-old factory owner, named Lee (李). The former employee and employer, who had both been drinking,

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Breakfast shop worker shot by stray bullet after shots fired in anger

A man working in a Hsinchu City breakfast shop was shot in the arm after a man fired shots from a passing car to express his anger at a “friend” who had pawned his car this morning, Sunday, December 13. The breakfast shop worker, who is not named in reports, was frying dough sticks at the front of the store at around 4:00 am, when he heard “sounds like firecrackers” from a car passing by. The man then felt tingling

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Six suspects detained after human remains found in barrels

Six people have been detained after an investigation turned up the remains of a 16-year-old girl, and a 54-year-old man, both stuffed into plastic barrels, and hidden in separate locations in Miaoli County, and Taichung City. According to media reports, the two murder victims were killed at different times for reasons unrelated to each other. The female, named Tsai, is believed to have been murdered in 2017, while the male victim, named Huang, was killed in 2019. China Times reported

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Police solve 16-years missing person’s case after bones found in steel drum

A man in Changhua County has been charged with murder following an investigation launched in May when human remains were found in a steel drum in Dacun Township. On May 11, a Taoist Priest collecting recyclable materials, accidentally knocked over a steel drum, which was located in a fire alley next to a drainage ditch. Bones fell out of the drum, which the priest immediately recognized as human. The subsequent police investigation revealed that the drum contained a human skeleton,

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Man who murdered, beheaded mother found not guilty: affected by drugs

A man who murdered and beheaded his mother before tossing her head from their 12th floor apartment in Taoyuan City was found not guilty by Taiwan’s High Court today, because he was affected by drugs at the time. On October 18, 2018, Liang Chong-ming stabbed his mother 37 times, cut off an arm and her head with a machete, then tossed the head into the courtyard of their gated community. Liang was arrested and found to be under the influence

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Cop shot and injured attempting to disarm suspect during SWAT raid

A police officer was shot while attempting to disarm a suspect in Changhua County this morning, after a man faced police in a four-hour long standoff outside a small factory building. Officers from the Taichung City Investigation Bureau located the man in Changhua County during an investigation into an armed intimidation case that occurred in Taichung City on June 23. Investigation bureau officers and a team from one of Taiwan’s “Thunder Squad” special weapons and tactical response police units were

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Woman held at knifepoint in post office robbery

A man grabbed a female volunteer worker and held her at knifepoint until staff handed over a stack of cash in Chiayi County today, May 7. Shortly after 4:00 pm this afternoon, a man wearing an open-face helmet and a face mask, walked into a post office on Zhongshan Road, Dalin Township. When a female volunteer stepped forward to take his temperature, as required under epidemic prevention regulations, the man pulled out a knife, grabbed the woman, and shouted “robbery!”

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Killer of 6 drags his feet: execution delayed for an hour

A man convicted of killing five family members and a foreign caregiver in an arson attack was executed at the Taipei City Detention Center last night, after being dragged to the execution ground by a bailiff, and the prison administrator, according to reports in Taiwan’s local media. The Crime Lunar New Year’s Eve, February 7, 2016, Weng Ren-xian (翁仁賢), then 50, took advantage of the annual family gathering at their home in Longtan District, Taoyuan City, to inflict maximum damage

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