9 shots fired by police in arrest of armed suspect in New Taipei City

Police officers fired nine shots at a suspect’s vehicle, wrested a gun out of the wanted man’s hands, then disarmed him again when he pulled a belt knife and cut an officers arm in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, today, May 5. At around 3:00pm, police officers approached a black BMW sedan illegally parked in Lane 188, Wenhua Road, and recognized a 36-year-old driver as a suspect named Yeh (葉), wanted on drugs charges. Yeh attempted to run the police

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3 workers injured after roadworks sewer-gas explosion in New Taipei City

Three workers were injured, two cars damaged, and a McDonald’s fast food restaurant suffered broken windows and a damaged ceiling after an explosion Banqiao District this morning, April 26. According to reports, at around 8:45am, workers on a sidewalk and sewer improvement project, at the intersection of Duxing Road and Xicheng Road, were drilling into the ground when flammable gases in the sewer ignited, blowing a manhole cover into the air, and spraying chunks of broken pavement into nearby buildings

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Firefighters rescue 13 people from residential building fire in New Taipei City

Firefighters carried babies and elderly people out of a building after a fire in Banqiao District affected 17 households this morning, April 17. A total of 34 people were evacuated from the six-storey building, of whom 13 required rescue after being trapped. One family was trapped for 20 minutes until firefighters finally reached them, and helped carry 2 infants out of the apartment. Ten of the residents were sent to hospital for precautionary check-ups and treatment for light injuries. Firefighters

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Bank robber nabbed within four hours of heist

Police arrested a man at around 7:00pm this evening after a New Taipei City bank was robbed shortly after 3:00pm this afternoon. At around 3:20pm, as shortly before closing time, a man wearing a surgical mask and a motorcycle helmet walked into a branch of the E. Sun Bank on Yuan-dong Road in Banqiao District, pointed a pistol at staff, and without saying word, went behind the counter to search for cash. The suspect then fled with NT$500,000 cash. The

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5 injured in gas explosion in Banqiao District; suspected suicide attempt

Four men and one woman were hospitalized suffering burns and glass cuts after a gas explosion in a residence in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, in the early hours of the morning, today, February 9. According to reports in Apple Daily, and China Times, at around 2:20am residents around Lane 430, Xinhai Road, were awoken by a massive bang, causing windows to shatter around a 5th floor residence. The glass doors of the residence were completely destroyed, and the bent

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Passersby help Cops arrest suspects in Banqiao District after officer grabbed in bear hug

One suspect ran, and another attempted to stop a police officer from chasing his friend by putting him in a bear hug, but passersby grabbed the fleeing suspect and held him down in Banqiao District yesterday afternoon, January 30. An officer named Guo, from the Haishan Police station was on routine patrol when he spotted a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Xianmin Boulevard and Cuimin Street shortly after noon. As Guo approached a vehicle, a man opened the passenger

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Chef Arrested for Armed Bank Robbery

A man suspected of committing an armed robbery at a branch of Yangxin Bank yesterday was arrested in Banqiao District this evening. At around 2:00pm yesterday, December 28, a man entered the bank on Minhang Road, Banqiao District, pointed a pistol at bank staff and shouted “Robbery!” The robber then jumped the counter and grabbed a total of NT$3.4 million in cash before fleeing on a scooter. Police identified the scooter as having been stolen earlier the same day. The

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