Suspected killer arrested after four days on the run

A man suspected of shooting a man dead, and leaving a woman critically injured in Tainan City February 21 has been arrested and charged for range of offences relating to the incident. Investigating police were tipped off last night that Jin Wen-long was having dinner at a beef noodle shop in Jiali District, Tainan City. At around 7:00 pm, a police team swooped on the location, and arrested Jin as he was about to leave on a scooter. The uncooperative

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Police hunt for gunman after broad-daylight execution-style shooting in Tainan City

Police today are searching for a man suspected to have shot one man dead, and left a woman fighting for her life, after firing six shots at close range in Jiangjun District, Tainan City, yesterday afternoon, just 60 meters from a police station. At around 3:00 pm, February 21, a 53-year-old man named Yao (姚) was found slumped in an armchair in the front room of his residence in a quiet fishing village, while his 43-year-old female friend, Ms Guo

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Suspected bomber shot 3 times and arrested after 12-hour stand-off with police

A Kaohsiung City Police SWAT team officer today shot a suspect three times in a raid to take down a man suspected of planting an explosive device in Tainan City two days ago. At around 1:00pm Thursday, December 12, a suspicious bag, containing around four liters of liquid in two bottles, a quantity of white powder, wires, and a possible detonator or timer, was spotted against a wall of the Kuomintang (KMT/Chinese Nationalist Party) headquarters in Houbi District, Tainan City.

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7 dead after arsonist sets fire to Buddhist commune

Seven people died and three were injured after a deliberately lit fire engulfed a building housing members of a Buddhist sect in Tainan City in the early hours of the morning today, December 14. The Tainan City Fire Department received reports of the fire in the rural Yujing District at around 1:20am. Eleven fire appliances and 21 personnel were dispatched to the three-storey building housing 46 members of a Buddhist commune. The fire was brought under control at around 3:15,

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Two police officers, suspect under escort injured in freeway crash

Two police officers and a handcuffed suspect were sent to hospital after being pulled out of a police car that left the freeway and rolled over following a collision with another vehicle today, December 7. Officer Zhang (張), 34, suffered head lacerations and a broken jaw. A suspect named Zhu (朱), 21, had a suspected forearm fracture, and lacerations and bruises to both hands. Zhang and Zhu were taken to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital for treatment. Officer Hong (洪), 31, was

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11 students injured after gas canister explodes at school camp

Eleven girls aged 13-15 were sent to hospital yesterday after a gas canister exploded during a camp dinner in Tainan City. The students from Stella Matutina Girl’s High School in Taichung City were enjoying the first evening meal during a two-night, three-day camp-out at the Zengwen Youth Activity Center, when the gas canister on a portable stove exploded, causing burn injuries to the students’ faces and hands. Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the accident, and the students

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Woman lends newborn to stranger then reports him missing to get back at husband

A woman in Tainan City, suspected to be suffering from postpartum depression, sent police on a wild goose chase yesterday, after she handed her 5-day-old baby to a woman she had met on the Internet, then reported him missing. The 25-year-old first-time mother, named Shi (施), was staying in a postpartum rest center, and was apparently dissatisfied with her husband’s lack of attention. When Shi’s husband, Mr Lin, 27, declined to take her to the night market, and instead went

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Cop-killer arrested after 21-hour manhunt

A man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer dead in Tainan City yesterday, was arrested in a mountain district of Kaohsiung City late last night, just 21 hours after committing the crime. [See previous article: “Off-duty cop shot dead in Tainan City.”] Mei Wen-kui (梅文魁), 48, was arrested at around 10:00pm in Neimen Township after the murdered police officer’s high school classmate, an officer named Du (杜), maneuvered his squad car beside the suspects vehicle, and collided with it

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Off-duty cop shot dead in Tainan City

An off-duty Criminal Investigation Bureau police officer was shot dead in a Tainan City karaoke bar in the early hours of the morning, after he ran into criminal with a long-standing grudge against him. Liu Sanrong (劉三榮), 45, went to the karaoke bar with two colleagues after finishing work yesterday evening. While Liu was enjoying drinks and singing with his friends, a man named Mei (梅) arrived with two friends. Knowing that Mei and Liu had grievances against each other,

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Man gets stuck after putting arm in claw machine

A man in Tainan city was stuck in an awkward position after putting his arm into a claw machine, in an attempt to grab a stuffed toy that fell into the hatch, but didn’t make it all the way down, Sunday evening. The man, named Du, successfully clipped a large, stuffed, Snoopy doll, and managed to maneuver it into the top of the hatch, but it failed to fall all the way into the retrieval bay. Mr Du called the

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Canadian arrested in Tainan after damaging car and shoving police officer

A man of Canadian nationality was arrested in Tainan City in the early hours of the morning today, after shoving a police officer responding to reports that the man was hitting a parked car with a motorcycle helmet, according to reports in Liberty Times, and United Daily News. The 46-year-old man named Gosal was reported to police after allegedly harassing a female convenience store clerk on March 31, and April 1. Police responded to reports several times, and twice brought

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