Widely shared message posted on Dec. 30 aroused fear in Taiwan
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The man posted his message to the forum PTT, claiming that a mass killing had been planned by a group of 30 people who aimed to "make history." He threatened that the casualties would be enormous at places such as the popular shopping area Ximending, Taipei 101, Taipei metro stations, and the Presidential Office in Taipei.
The Taiwan High Speed Rail stop in Taichung, various Kaohsiung metro stations, and the Dream Mall in Kaohsiung were also said to be targeted.
"It is sickening to see happy faces and New Year's Eve celebrations,” the man wrote online.