Taipei to step up security on its metro system

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/29
By: Liu Chien-pang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taipei City decided Wednesday to deploy an additional 124 security

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

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]

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