By: Liu Chien-pang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taipei City decided Wednesday to deploy an additional 124 security
officers in its mass rapid transit network, following a random knife attack in the subway system on July 20.
The decision to increase the city’s MRT security patrol from 166 to 290 guards was made after 27-year-old Kuo Yen-chun (郭彥君) wounded four people with a knife at the system’s Zhongshan Station in central Taipei around 9 p.m. on July 20.
The Taipei Rapid Transit Police Brigade had filed an application with the city government since last year to deploy more security guards in the subway system after a 21-year-old college student killed four passengers and injured 24 others in a knife-wielding rampage on a moving MRT train on May 21, 2014. [FULL STORY]