By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A carwash employee from New Taipei City was being questioned as a suspect in an arson attack on the Kuomintang headquarters, reports said Wednesday.
In the early morning of Sunday February 28, a man reportedly threw two Molotov cocktails at the building in Taipei City, starting a fire which was quickly extinguished by security staff.
Police reportedly arrested a man surnamed Lin, who apparently rented a motorcycle and altered its yellow license plates before staging the attack. He was being questioned Wednesday evening, reports said.
According to witness statements and camera recordings, the suspect arrived at the KMT headquarters on a heavy motorbike at around 4 a.m. last Sunday. In addition to throwing the projectiles, he also threw around leaflets with political phrases, including “A political party which murders people should not exist” and “The KMT and the US government should be held accountable for the massacre and for political repression in Taiwan.” [FULL STORY]