The mother tried to wrestle the attacker off her daughter, but he was too strong
By: Mark Rivett-Carnac @mrivettcarnac
l was snatched from her bike by a knife-wielding man and beheaded in front of her mother on Monday in Taiwan’s capital Taipei, according to police.
The mother and daughter were on their way to a metro station to meet family when the 33-year-old suspect, surnamed Wang, overwhelmed the mother and decapitated the child, reports local newspaper Taipei Times. Police have launched an investigation into the apparent random killing.
The mother tried to wrestle the attacker off her daughter, but he was too strong. The child “died on the spot,” the police statement reads, according to Agence France-Presse.
Pedestrians subdued the suspect before police arrived and arrested him at the scene. When officers tried to transport the suspect from the precinct for further questioning, an angry mob descended, reportedly shouting, “kill him.” [FULL STORY]