Man climbs outside of building to 14th floor after random knife attack

A man scaled the outside of a building to the 14th floor after attacking a random stranger with a knife in Taipei City today, leading to a standoff with police. Police received reports about a man armed with a kitchen chopper wandering along Hankou Street section 2 in Wanhua District at around 12:30 pm. The suspect, a 40-year-old man named Qiu (邱) approached a 49-year-old truck driver named Lee, as Lee was unloading goods. Lee noticed Qiu’s suspicious behavior, and

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4 year-old Rescued after Dangling from 5th Floor

Firefighters in Pingtung City today rescued a four year-old boy after he clambered onto the security grill on a balcony on the the 5th floor and fell through a gap. Witnesses reported that a boy was dangling from the 5th floor of a building at around 11:20am. Firefighters rushed to the scene and neighbors manned a rescue pad below the boy, as a precaution, in case he fell. Finding the 5th floor apartment unoccupied and locked, a rescue team went

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Suicidal Woman Rescued From 18th Floor Window Canopy

Formosa Television(FTV) today reported that a woman accidentally fell from a balcony and landed on an awning on the 18th floor of a 20 storey building in Taichung City yesterday, November 16. China Times went so far as to furnish a “schematic diagram,” i.e. a picture unrelated to the story, that showed a broken rain cover and bent canopy frame, suggesting that someone had fallen onto it from a height. Apple Daily also reported that the 30 year-old woman had

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Neighbor Rescues Infant Dangling from 4th Floor Window

A 2 year-old girl dangled precariously from a 4th floor window with her head stuck in the security bars in Taoyuan City last night until a brave neighbor climbed onto a narrow awning to help rescue the child. At around 10:00pm November 3, a man left a 2 year old child and a baby alone in the house as he went out to buy supper. The two year old managed to crawl out of a window and fell through the

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Firefighter Rappels to Rescue Woman Dangling 24 Floors Up

Firefighters and police were involved in a risky rescue in Tainan City yesterday, when a suicidal woman climbed over a safety barrier and sat on a narrow ledge on the roof of a 24-story building. Ms Lee, 22, held on to a steel post and lowered herself off the ledge. Officers held her until a firefighter used rappelling equipment to suspend himself below the woman. The firefighter then pushed her back up to the ledge. Ms Lee reportedly had become

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Woman Gets Stuck 18 Floors Up

[Picture: CNA] New Taipei City, Yonghe District. A 26 year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning after becoming wedged between an air-conditioning unit and the wall of her 18th floor apartment. In the early hours of the morning, Ms Weng and her cohabiting girlfriend, Ms Lin, 37, had an argument while on their way home after drinking. Ms Lin jumped out of the vehicle they were traveling in and suffered foot injuries. After Lin was taken to hospital, Weng

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