By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The man who stabbed and injured four passengers at
a Mass Rapid Transit station last July will serve three years in prison, the Shilin District Court ruled Friday.
Kuo Yen-chun, 27, used a fruit knife in an attack on three women and a man on an escalator at the Zhongshan MRT station on July 20. He was overpowered by guards and by members of the public before he could kill anyone or leave the station.
The judges were of the opinion that Kuo did not have the intent to kill the passengers, while none of their injuries were grave. The court therefore rejected the four counts of attempted murder and changed them to less serious charges. [FULL STORY]