POTENTIALLY LETHAL:Police said that Lin Kuo-cheng’s weapon was a modified handgun that is capable of firing bullets and not a toy gun as was reported on Tuesday
Date: Dec 24, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The suspect in a two-day hostage situation in Taitung, Lin Kuo-cheng
(林國正), was taken to a detention center adjacent to Taitung Prison yesterday after being questioned overnight at the Taitung District Prosecutors’ Office.
Lin surrendered to police at about 4:30pm on Tuesday after a 21-hour standoff.
Due to concerns about attempts to escape or destroy evidence, a local judge approved a request by prosecutors to detain Lin incommunicado.
Lin is expected to be charged with robbery, holding victims against their will and other crimes. [FULL STORY]