By Matthew Strong
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The cook whose knife injured a 15-year-old boy at a Mass
Rapid Transit station was released on bail of NT$20,000 (US$647), reports said Saturday.
Some media reports shortly after the incident happened Friday afternoon had spoken of a case of senseless violence, drawing parallels with the stabbing deaths of four passengers on an MRT train in May last year.
However, the police investigation led to the authorities to believe that Friday’s case was an accident, with a knife carried by a cook inside a backpack being insufficiently packaged and harming the teenager who inadvertently bumped against the man.
The suspect, surnamed Wu, works as a cook at an Italian restaurant and reportedly takes his knives to work on the MRT each day. After he was located by police Friday evening, he expressed regret and was allowed to go free on bail. [FULL STORY]