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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Public Protests Animal Abuse at Military Base

A group of around 50 people gathered this evening at the gate of a military base in Kaohsiung to demand an apology for the cruel killing of a dog by soldiers. Earlier in the day, eggs had been thrown into the camp by passers-by. The controversy erupted after Kaohsiung Mayor, Chen Xinyu uploaded a video to You Tube June 26 that showed soldiers hanging a young, white dog. The soldiers had beaten the dog with sticks before hanging it. After

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Elderly Man Stabbed to Death on Tiger Mountain: 18 Year-Old Man Arrested

An 88 year-old man was found dead today after being reported missing by family when he failed to return home after a bike ride in the Four Beast Mountain area of Taipei City the previous day. A forensic examination found he had been stabbed more than 20 times in a vicious knife attack. The body of Mr Lee was found shirtless in an abandoned pavilion on Tiger Mountain. Police arrested an 18 year-old man this evening, Monday, June 13, in

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Emergency Power Restoration too Slow: Electrical Workers Beaten by Thugs

Two employees of Taipower undertaking repairs to the power grid in Yunlin County in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor, were beaten up by a group of thugs wielding baseball bats, who hit the men and smashed a window of their truck. The men were led by former township chairman and husband of the current legislative yuan representative, who is one of three men charged with several offences after the incident. An electrical worker explains the incident and shows his injuries.

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Machete-wielding Motorcycle Maniac Attacks Motorist

Taipei: In what appears to be a case of mistaken identity, a man approached a couple who had just stopped to park their car, trying to open the car door while threatening them with a machete. Fortunately, the couple are in the habit of keeping the doors locked while driving. When the couple drove away from the scene, the attacker chased them on a scooter. He hit the passenger door then overtook the vehicle. The driver then sped up and

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Man Throws Dog from Sixth Floor

Around 10pm, Sunday July 26, a man in Keelung City threw a dog from the sixth floor of a building. The dog landed in the middle of the street and died of massive head trauma. Residents placed stools and a red box on one of the stools to avoid the dog being run over by a car, and called animal protection and police authorities. The suspect, fled from the scene but was caught the next day in Taipei on drug

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Ax Murder in Nantou

A deaf-mute man has died in hospital after being attacked by another deaf-mute man in Nantou County. On July 20, the suspect, Mr. Xiao, got angry about his former co-worker, talking behind his back and mocking him for having a criminal record. Mr. Xiao grabbed a set of knuckdusters and went out and bought an ax. He proceeded to Mr. Chen’s workplace and confronted the victim in front of startled staff and clients. Mr. Xiao, wearing the knuckdusters, knocked down

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Random Crazy Knife Attack in Sanxia

At the same time as the Zhongshan (Chongshan) Metro stabbing case was unfolding, a junior highschool student grabbed a ‘vegetable knife’ and attacked two random strangers on the street in Sanxia, New Taipei City. One boy and one girl were injured, and received stitches on their arms and hands. When interrogated, the teenage suspect claimed to have quarreled with his aunt so he left home with the intention of stabbing people so he could get arrested and get some peace

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Another Random Crazy Knife Attack

Four people were injured today when someone started stabbing people in Taipei’s famously safe Metro system at Zhongshan Station. Taiwan in the last few years has seen an increase in acts of random violence against random citizens by deranged individuals. In this latest act, the station master with several members of the public managed to subdue the individual until police arrived. Security on the MRT (Taipei Metro) was increased after a 21 year-old university student went on a rampage killing 4 and

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