Police seize submachine gun in Taichung City

A man in Taichung City has been charged for offenses under the Control of Guns, Ammunition, and Knives Act after police found a Czech-made submachine gun in his possession. Taichung City Police Department Criminal investigation Corps said that during a drug trafficking investigation they had received information that a man named Ho was armed with a submachine gun. Police obtained a search warrant and pulled Ho’s vehicle over on Chaoma Road in Xitun District. A search of Ho’s car turned

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Driver crashes into traffic sign then continues driving with sign stuck on car

Road users in Taichung City and Changhua County were stunned to see a car being driven on an expressway with a traffic divider sign mounted on the hood earlier this week, and a man went to a police station today to explain what had happened after seeing the story reported on TV news. Multiple drivers uploaded video footage to social media of an SUV on Provincial Highway 74 heading southbound with the traffic divider stuck to the front of the

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1 dead, 4 injured in 6-truck pile-up on West Coast Expressway

One person died and four were left injured after a semi-trailer hit a road construction vehicle then plowed into five other trucks on the West Coast Expressway (Provincial Highway 61) in Taichung City this morning, May 4. Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report at 10:23 am that a number of vehicles were involved in a traffic accident at the 150.9 kilometer mark in the northbound lanes of the expressway in Qingshui District, and that two people were trapped in

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2 police “shooting at the tires” incidents leave 3 injured

Police officers discharged firearms in separate incidents in New Taipei City and Taichung City in the last two days, and three people were injured by police bullets. At around 11:00 pm Thursday, March 10, police in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, attempted to pull over a driver of a silver Mercedes Benz bearing a false license plate. The 22-year-old driver, named Lin, sped up and attempted to escape. A chase ensued for around twenty minutes until the car, containing three

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Multiple fatalities after residents trapped in apartment building fire: one man survives fall from 6th floor

Six people are confirmed dead, and seven were injured, after a fire in a residential building in Taichung City this afternoon, Sunday, March 6. Taichung City Fire Department dispatched 22 vehicles and 85 personnel from eight fire stations after receiving reports of a fire in a 7 storey building on Xingzhong Street in Central District at 4:30 pm. Dramatic scenes unfolded as two men and one woman escaped from an apartment on the 7th floor and stood precariously on a

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1 dead, 1 seriously injured after speeding car slams into military truck

One man died and another was seriously injured after a civilian car crashed into the back of an army truck on combat readiness exercises in Taichung City this morning, February 24. Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report of a serious traffic accident on Huanhe Road in Dali District at 4:52 am. Two ambulances and two fire trucks were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Firefighters found two men who had been thrown out of a white Ford sedan

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Suspect arrested after man shot dead outside convenience store in Taichung City

Police arrested a suspect this afternoon after a man was shot dead in broad daylight in an outdoor café area of a convenience store in Taichung City at around noon today, January 26. According to reports, a 49-year-old man, named Lin, and a 51-year-old man, named Zhao, met at a Family Mart convenience store on Jingwu East Road in East District at around noon. The men drank coffee and talked for around half an hour. Witnesses said that no quarreling

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Taxi crash in Taichung City leaves 1 dead, 1 injured: suspected drunk driving

A taxi driver who died in a crash in Taichung City last night is suspected to have been drunk driving after post-mortem blood tests showed an alcohol level over the legal limit. Taichung City Fire Bureau received reports of a car accident on Dongda Road in Daya District at 11:43 pm. TCFB dispatched one fire truck, two ambulances and 9 personnel to the scene of the accident. Firefighters found the 30-year-old driver, named Wang, without vital signs and trapped in

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Gas explosion injures 1, destroys shop in Taichung City

A braised foods vendor was injured when a gas explosion destroyed her store in Taichung City’s North District this morning, January 2. The 43-year-old woman, named Ni, was preparing to open her store on Meiting Street when the explosion occurred at around 8:00 am. According to a preliminary investigation, an improperly closed gas cylinder caused an accumulation of gas in the store. When Ni lit a stove, the gas was ignited. Ni was knocked over as windows shattered on the

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Explosion at key defense aerospace company kills 1, injures 6

An explosion and fire at one of Taiwan’s key defense prime aerospace facilities left one person dead and six injured today, Wednesday, December 29. At 10:12 am, an explosion at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation facility shook buildings in the surrounding Xitun District, in Taichung City. According to reports, a dust explosion occurred due to an accumulation of aluminium alloy dust in a dust collection area. Taichung City Fire Department dispatched units from Zhonggang, Shuinan, Xitun, Liming and other fire

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Taichung’s dancing man spotted posing, smoking atop store sign

A man dubbed “Taichung Dancing Brother” in Taiwan’s Chinese language media, was spotted striking poses, and smoking while standing on a convenience store sign today, Friday, December 10. Taichung City Police Department dispatched three officers from Lide Station after receiving a report, but the 28-year-old man, named Zheng, had already left by the time the officers arrived. Zheng has become a fixture, not only in Taichung City streets, but in the national press in recent months, as he is regularly

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