By: Yu Kai–hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, May 29 (CNA) A man who attempted to break into the Presidential Office
with a fruit knife Sunday has been taken to prosecutors on charges of theft and violation of the Social Order Maintenance Act after police questioning.
Police said the man, about 40 years old, with the surname of Lee, was found to have a criminal record for fraud and theft.
In the initial investigation, the man was not found to be suffering from any mental disorder or having any political motive behind his break-in attempt, the police said.
Tsai Han-cheng (蔡漢政), head of the Jieshou station of Zhongzheng First Precinct under the Taipei City Police Department, said the man lives in New Taipei’s Xinzhuang District, but, being unemployed, he has often slept on the street. [FULL STORY]