Date: Nov 04, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A foreign national who was arrested on Saturday after trying to climb on a China Airlines (CAL) planepreparing to take off at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport continued to remain silent while being questioned by prosecutors yesterday.
The man was previously reported to be from Belarus, but prosecutors yesterday said they have yet to ascertain his nationality.
After spending the night at the airport’s immigration detention center, the suspect was sent to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors’ Office on Sunday morning, and charged with trespassing in the airport’s restricted area, in violation of the Civil Aviation Act (民用航空法).
The suspect has not spoken a word since his arrest at around 2pm on Saturday, despite immigration officers trying to communicate with him in different languages. [FULL STORY]