Man jailed for ‘terroristic threats’ in U.S. charged in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/24/2020
By: Liu Shi-yi and Emerson Lim

Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) Sun An-tso (孫安佐), who was deported from the United States after being detained for 238 days for threatening to shoot up his school, was charged for attempting to manufacture firearms by prosecutors in Taiwan on Monday.

In an indictment against Sun, son of Taiwanese showbiz couple Sun Peng (孫鵬) and Di Ying (狄鶯), the Shilin District Prosecutors Office in Taipei said Sun could face a jail term of at least three and a half years, based on the "Controlling Guns, Ammunition and Knives Act."

If convicted, Sun's sentence cannot be subtracted from the 238 days he served in the U.S., because the charge against him in Taiwan differs from the charges filed by U.S. authorities, according to the indictment.

Sun was arrested in March 2018 in Pennsylvania after other students reported that he verbally threatened to carry out a mass shooting at his school a few months later. He was 18 years old at that time.    [FULL  STORY]

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