Police in standoff with armed gangsters holding hostages in Taoyuan City

Taiwan English News
Date: June 13, 2019 
By: Phillip Charlier

Police have have blockaded streets around a car dealership next to the Taoyuan City Council building on Sanmin Road this evening, after two armed gangsters stormed the car yard, fired several shots, and took 9 people hostage.

The siege began at around 7:00pm, and the men were said to be armed with handguns, rifles, and a grenade.

The suspects are believed to be members of the Heavenly Way Alliance, belonging to a faction called the Justice League. The suspects are wanted in relation to case involving shots being fired at a motel in Taoyuan City last month.

As New Taipei City police attempted to arrest a suspect named Lin today, Lin and his accomplice fled to Taoyuan City, and began tonight’s siege.    [FULL  STORY]

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