DISTURBED:Police arrested a man at the scene of the attack who has convictions for drug offenses, and is reported to have sought psychiatric help in 2014
Date: Mar 29, 2016
By: Hsu Sheng-lun and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA
A four-year-old girl was yesterday decapitated in an apparently random attack in Taipei in
full view of her mother, police said.
An unemployed man, identified as Wang Ching-yu (王景玉), has been detained in connection with the gruesome killing.
The attack occurred at about 11am when the girl, surnamed Liu (劉), and her mother were on their way to an MRT rail station in northern Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖) to meet the girl’s grandfather and two of her siblings for lunch.
Liu was riding a bicycle on Huanshan Road Sec 1, when she was attacked, Taipei City Police Department Neihu Precinct investigation unit head Yang Kun-ming (楊坤明) said, adding that the attacker grabbed the girl from behind and decapitated her with a cleaver. [FULL STORY]