Convenience store clerk stabbed to death after asking customer to wear mask

A convenience store clerk in Taoyuan City died after being stabbed in the chest by a customer he had asked to put on a mask this morning, November 21. According to reports, a 41-year-old man named Chiang entered a 7-11 store on Guangfeng Road in Guishan District at around 5:00 am. The 30-year-old clerk, named Tsai, requested that Chiang put on a facemask according to epidemic prevention regulations. Chiang, who lives upstairs in the same building as the convenience store,

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Police hunting for suspect who hacked restaurant owner down in the street in Taichung City

Police are searching for a man who injured the owner of a buffet restaurant with dozens of knife wounds in a frenzied attack in Taichung City this morning, August 18. According to witnesses, the 56-year-old restaurant owner, named Hsieh, had just opened his buffet-style restaurant for lunch at 11:00 am when a man arrived on a motorcycle and attacked him with a knife. Hsieh was standing standing outside the restaurant in Dali District, when the man wearing a white shirt,

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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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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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Two officers slashed, suspect shot in Taipei City

Police officers shot a suspect twice in the legs as he attempted to escape after injuring two officers with a knife in Taipei City last night, July 14. Two police officers, Wen (溫), 32, and Lee (李), 20, were on patrol when they noticed a man behaving suspiciously at the corner of Juguang Road and Zhonghua Road at around 11:30pm. Police approached the suspect and identified him as a 30-year-old wanted man named Shen (沈). As the officers were preparing

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Two people slashed by knife-wielding robber in Taoyuan City

Two people were injured after a man wanted for armed robbery slashed them with a kitchen knife, while robbing one man of his belongings and his scooter in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City yesterday, May 29. At around 7:30pm witnesses reported seeing a man armed with a kitchen chopper shouting at a man on a scooter before slashing him and taking his backpack and scooter. During the robbery another passerby was also cut. The suspect rode to Pingzhen District, where he

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Suspect arrested after woman almost killed in random knife attack in Tainan City

A woman in Tainan City was attacked by another woman with a knife in Tainan City in what is suspected to be a random attack yesterday, February 22. At around 6:15pm, a 68-year-old woman named Lin was sitting on a bench taking a rest with her 92-year-old mother after going out to buy dinner when she was approached by a woman and viciously attacked with a knife. As a passerby approached the women, the attacker fled the scene, leaving Ms

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Passersby rescue woman from knife-wielding robbers

Two men armed with watermelon knives jumped into a woman’s car as she pulled up in a hypermarket parking lot and demanded money in an attempted robbery in Changhua County this morning, January 3. At around 10:00am, Ms Ye (葉), 51, had just switched off the ignition and was preparing to get out of her car in the parking lot of an RT-Mart in Puhsing Township when two men wearing motorcycle helmets and wielding watermelon knives got into her car.

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Convenience Store Clerk Stabbed 5 Times after Customer Loses Face

A man who struggled to come up with enough money to purchase drinks and snacks at a Family Mart convenience store in Sanchong District, New Taipei City, stabbed the clerk after feeling humiliated by a comment. Shortly before midnight last night, a 44-year-old man named Ye put more than NT$100 worth of goods on the counter, and pulled NT$30 in small change out of his pocket. While feeling around for more change, the clerk, who had experience with Mr Ye

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Serial Slasher Slashes Woman 7 Days after Prison Release

A man who slashed a woman with a utility knife in an attempted robbery in Taipei City last month had been released from prison only 7 days before, and had returned to the scene of his previous crime to carry out the offense. Prosecutors today ordered that Hu Tong-wen, 58, remain in detention, as he had no fixed abode, and in the light of his criminal history, had a high risk of absconding and re-offending. On November 25, Hu stole

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Man Attacks Three with Meat Cleaver after Argument over Banana Prices

A man in Kaohsiung City took to three men with a meat cleaver after a discussion over fruit prices led to an argument over sensitive political topics. A 67 year-old man named Lee went to an evening market in Lingyuan District at around dusk to buy some fruit. Finding that fruit prices, after a recent downturn, had risen again, Lee began to discuss the issue with a fruit vendor named Fang. The discussion turned into an argument involving Taiwan politics,

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