Suspect shot after armed confrontation with police in elementary school parking lot

Students arriving for school at an elementary school in Sanchong District, New Taipei City this morning were escorted to the school gym, while police confronted an armed gangster in a parking lot under the school. Police in Xinzhuang District were conducting a roadside check on a vehicle driven by a suspected drug dealer named Song at around 6:00 am, when the suspect suddenly drove off, ramming a police vehicle and slightly injuring one of the officers. Officers fired three shots

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Man who jumped from building with 1-year-old daughter dies

A man who jumped from a third-floor residence in New Taipei City while holding his one-year-old daughter last Sunday died today, after life support systems were removed. At around 11:00pm Sunday evening, the 23-year-old man named Lin had an argument with his 19-year-old ex-wife, named Dong (董), at a residence the divorced couple shared in Sanchong District. When Lin’s ex-wife, left with their 6-month-old son, Lin took the 18-month-old girl and jumped from a window. When Ms Dong reached the

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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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Passersby Rescue Woman grabbed by man in Sanchong District

Four men who witnessed a man grab a woman in Sanchong District, New Taipei City, went to her assistance and suppressed the man until police arrived, Friday evening, December 14. At around 11:00pm, Ms Chiang, 20, had finished work at a hairdressing salon and was walking home on Zhengbei Road when a stranger approached her and put his arm around her shoulders. Chiang resisted and the man grabbed her in a headlock. Chiang managed to separate herself twice, but the

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2 Dead 5 Injured in Sanchong Gas Explosion

At least two people are confirmed dead, and five people injured after an explosion in a residential apartment building in Sanchong District, New Taipei City this morning. At around 4:00am an explosion in a second floor apartment in Lane 220, Datong North Road, rocked the district, completely destroying the apartment and shattering windows and doors in surrounding residences. Firefighters rushed to the scene to find the apartment on fire. When the blaze was extinguished around 30 minutes later, firefighters found

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