Suspect in deadly New Taipei fire arrested

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/01
By: Sunrise Huang and Y.F. Low

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Police on Thursday arrested a man who is suspected of deliberately 201603230023t0001starting a fire that killed six members of a family in New Taipei last month.

The suspect, surnamed Tang, held a grudge against the family and he set a scooter ablaze, which started the fire, according to police.

The fire, which broke out early in the morning of March 23, was found to have originated from a scooter parked under the pedestrian arcade of a residential building in the city’s Sanchong District.

The fire from the scooter spread to the building, resulting in the death of six members of a family that was living on the fourth floor.

Police said they targeted Tang as a key suspect after a surviving member of the family disclosed information about a dispute with Tang over a personal injury matter.    FULL  STORY]

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