Taipei man murders motorist after argument with wife over dinner plans

Taipei man fatally stabs scooter driver after arguing with wife over where to eat

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/16
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Wang (left) after alleged assault of Lin (right). (New Taipei Police Department screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man is facing murder charges after fatally stabbing a man seated on his scooter after getting into an argument with his wife over where to go to eat.

At about 11 p.m. on Friday (March 13), a 23-year-old man identified as Wang Ping-hua (王秉華), allegedly stabbed a motorist at the intersection of Zhongzheng Road and Minquan Road in New Taipei City's Xindian District. Wang reportedly had become engaged in a heated argument with his wife over where they were planning to eat before grabbing a 20 cm sashimi knife and using it to inflict mortal wounds to a random bystander sitting on his scooter next to the sidewalk.

The incident occurred near New Taipei's Xiulang Bridge, where Wang, after arguing with his 26-year-old newly married wife, surnamed Hsu (許) in their car, suddenly leaped out and stabbed a 33-year-old man surnamed Lin (林), reported Liberty Times. Lin suffered a fatal loss of blood, and after he was rushed to a nearby hospital, doctors were unable to resuscitate him.

Wang (left) stabbing Lin in the back. (Taipei Police Department screenshot)

Horrified by Wang's brutal assault of the man, Hsu called the police immediately. When police arrested Wang at the scene 20 minutes later, he said he had "gone out of control."

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