Taoyuan airport steps up security in wake of Paris attacks

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/14
By: Chiu Chun-ching and Christie Chen

Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has stepped up security 42178192measures following a series of deadly terrorist attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris Friday.

Armed SWAT teams patrolled the airport on Saturday and security checks were also tightened on flights to Europe.

Airport police said stricter luggage and passenger checks and heightened security measures were put in place at the airport with immediate effect.

At least 127 people were killed after a series of coordinated attacks by gunmen and bombers at multiple locations across Paris, including the Bataclan concert hall, which saw the worst bloodshed. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the assaults.     [FULL  STORY]

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