Railway Cops arrest fare-evader after he bites train conductor

A man was arrested in Pingtung County this morning after biting a train conductor who asked him to show a ticket.

Mr Zhuang, 51, at first hid in a toilet cubicle after the train conductor asked him to show a ticket. At around 10:50am, as the train arrived at Chaozhou Station, Zhuang opened the door, and bit the conductor on the arm before fleeing.

Zhuang then boarded another train on the opposite platform, but was arrested by officers of the Railway Police Bureau.

Zhuang was found to be a frequent offender who was well-known to railway police as a repeat fare-evader.

TRA officials condemned Zhuang’s behavior, and in particular, the violent act against the TRA employee. Zhuang will be fined between NT$1,500 and NT$7,500 for fare-evasion, and will face charges for the crime of injury.

Earlier this month a railway police officer was stabbed to death by a fare-evader in Tainan City.

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