Shootout rattles New Taipei

The China Post
Date: May 1, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A gunfight followed by a tense three-hour standoff in New Taipei

Liu Pang-cheng Suspect: Age: 60 Wanted by police for: drug trade, blackmail and illegal possession of firearms Claims to fame: ► Cousin of former Taoyuan magistrate ► Chief adviser to the Sun branch of the Tien Dao Meng gang Alleged criminal activity: ► Head of a gang specializing in debt collection through use of violence

ended with the suspect, 60-year-old Liu Pang-cheng (劉邦誠), arrested on Sunday.

At around 11 a.m., shooting rang out as police pursued Liu for alleged offenses including heroin dealing, blackmail and illegal possession of firearms.

About 30 shots were exchanged between the suspect and police, sending locals running for cover, before the suspect fled into an apartment by Xingnan Night Market in Zhonghe District.

A SWAT team was deployed to the area, sparking a three-hour standoff that saw the suspect’s brother and New Taipei City Police Commissioner Hu Mu-yuan (胡木源) on the first floor of the building, shouting at the suspect on the fourth.    [FULL  STORY]

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