Drive-by Shooting not a Simple Case of Road Rage: Police

At least 12 shots were fired at a Mercedes Benz from a BMW at around 1:00am this morning, as the cars were traveling on a road in Kaohsiung City. The driver received a gunshot wound to his back. The male driver, Mr Xie, 26, and his female passenger, Ms Chen, pulled up at a police station after the shooting. They told police the shooting was the result of a traffic dispute. Media reports this morning said that police found at

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Spanish Surfer Stabbed by Fishermen

A Spanish man was stabbed on a beach in Pingtung County during an altercation with local fishermen. One wound missed his heart by 1 centimeter. According to reports at United Daily News, and Liberty Times Network, 42 year-old Inecio Prio cut a fisherman’s line after it became wrapped around his leg while he was surfing at a beach in Manchou Township this morning, March 31. Four fishermen confronted the surfer and an altercation followed during which Mr Prio was stabbed

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Train Bomber Sentenced to 30 Years

A man who detonated a bomb on a local train in New Taipei City last year, injuring 25 people including himself, was handed a 30 year prison sentence by Taipei District Court Wednesday, February 22. Lin Ying-Chang claimed that his bomb was just a crude device manufactured from firecrackers purchased at a supermarket. Lin argued that he had only sought death for himself, and had not intended to kill or injure others. Lin also said that he had purchased only

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Man Sentenced to Death for Murder of Relatives

A Taoyuan man was sentenced to death today, February 13, for a multiple murder by arson committed Chinese New Year’s eve 2016. February 7, 2016, Weng Ren-xian (翁仁賢), 51, purchased 20 liters of gasoline and distributed it into various containers on the second floor of the house. He then waited for his older siblings to gather with their families in the first floor dining room before pouring gasoline around the house in Longtan, Taoyuan City. A total of 16 people

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Road Rage Murderer Sentenced to 11 Year Prison Term

[Picture: United Daily News] The driver of a car who chased a motorcyclist for 2 kilometers before running him off the road and killing him, was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison today, Thursday, January 5, 2017. At around 7:00am August 17, 2016, 40 year-old Wu Gou-xiang reversed his car, obstructing 43 year-old motorcyclist, Mr Huang. Mr Huang cursed the driver using the Taiwanese swear word “gan,” which is equated with the English word “f*&k.” Mr Wu flew into

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New Taipei City the New Gotham City: Police Begin Crackdown

Cover Picture: United Daily News. New Taipei City police chief Hu Mu-yuan announced the launch a coordinated crackdown on organized crime groups responsible for a spate of street violence that has led commentators to dub New Taipei City as “New Gotham City”. The operation begins tonight, November 30. The call comes after the month of November saw street brawls occur just about every night. There have been twenty six cases of street violence recorded in the city so far this

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Gunfight in Rush Hour Traffic

Cover Picture: United Daily News Police shot a man in Chung-ho District of New Taipei City this morning, after he fired two shots at the officers. Police were carrying out a check on a car that had broken down, and was blocking traffic. After asking the driver to show his ID and drivers’ license, the man pulled a gun on them and fired. One police officer was wounded when a bullet grazed his left hand. The other policeman returned fire,

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Man Charged with Homicide After Road Rage Murder

The driver of a car who had claimed he hit a motorcycle by accident was charged with murder today after police found he had aggressively chased the motorcyclist for two kilometers before hitting the motorcycle from behind. The driver of the car, surnamed Wu, 39 years-old, called an ambulance after the motorcycle he hit went down and the rider smashed into a concrete utility pole. The motorcyclist, surnamed Huang, 42 years-old, died of internal injuries at the scene. Police became

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Cook Re-Arrested for Attempted Murder of Cop

A teppanyaki cook who was released on bail after a vicious knife attack on a police officer in Banciao yesterday was re-arrested this afternoon, and will remain in custody. Wu Zhizhan (吳志展), 56, attacked the officer with a meat-cleaver after being issued fines for his illegally parked vehicle. Video of the crime shows a vicious and frenzied attack which the police officer was lucky to have survived. Police and the public were shocked to awake to the news this morning

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Man Released on Bail After Vicious Attack on Police Officer

A New Taipei City Court released a man on a NT$300,000 bail today despite the fact he attempted to murder a police officer in a vicious attack with a meat-cleaver. Wu Zhizhan (吳志展), a 56 year-old teppanyaki cook in Banciao District, lost his temper yesterday, after receiving parking tickets to a value of NT$5400. He saw a police officer, surnamed Zhang, issuing tickets nearby, grabbed a meat cleaver from his truck, and attacked the officer. The 34 year-old officer carried

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Citizens Take Down Machete-Wielding Madman

A woman lost a finger and narrowly escaped with her life when her ex-husband attacked her with a brush-hook in Ilan County this afternoon, Friday, July 22. The man, 48, entered his ex-wife’s, restaurant and attacked the 42 year-old woman with a long-handled, 60 centimeter blade brush hook, severing her finger as she fended off the blow. The woman ran out to the street screaming for help. Video footage of the incident shows the woman running through a crowded shopping

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