WITH A SMILE:The eight-year-old was undergoing emergency medical treatment as of press time. Reports said the suspect was angry at being jobless, or scolded
Date: May 30, 2015
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer
A 29-year-old man surnamed Kung (龔) was arrested yesterday after an attack at an
elementary school in Taipei in which an eight-year-old girl’s throat was cut.
As of press time, the girl was undergoing emergency medical treatment at Taipei Veteran’s General Hospital.
Police said that according to preliminary investigations, Kung entered the grounds of Wenhua Elementary School (文化國小) in Beitou District (北投) at about 4pm yesterday, before allegedly walking up four flights of stairs to the girls’ restroom, pulling out a knife when he saw the girl about to enter the restroom and slashing her twice across the throat.
The girl was found lying in a pool of blood and was rushed to hospital, while Kung remained at the scene and was detained by police.
An angry crowd waited outside the police station and attempted to beat Kung as he stepped out of the police car, smiling. [FULL STORY][