Taipei MRT slasher attacks two victims within a week

Taipei MRT slasher attacked another victim earlier on the street in Wanhua District

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/19
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Image from Pixabay user Clker-Free-Vector-Images)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The woman who slashed another woman’s chest with a box cutter inside the MRT Taipei Main Station on Monday (Sept. 17) has been found to have attacked another victim a few days earlier in Taipei’s Wanhua District.

On Monday, a 37-year-old woman surnamed Wang (王) suddenly lunged forward and slashed a 31-year-old woman surnamed Pan (潘)  in the chest with a box cutter as she walked past the information desk next to Exit 1 for the Tamsui-Xinyi Line in the MRT Taipei Main Station. Pan immediately began bleeding from a chest wound that was estimated to be about 15-17 centimeters in length.

Wang was quickly subdued by station staff and security guards, and after a psychiatric assessment, it was decided that Wang should be sent to the Taipei City Hospital SongDe Branch for psychiatric care.

On Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., a 36-year-old female civil servant surnamed Lin (林) was just walking past the Uniqlo store on Hanzhong Street in Ximen when she noticed a woman staring at her, reported UDN. Lin saw the woman raise her hand out of the corner of her eye and suddenly felt a sharp pain in her arm.     [FULL  STORY]

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