Tsai assassination threats quelled by police in Taichung

GANG LINKS:It is alleged that the person behind the threats could have gangster connections, as he allegedly claimed to be a ‘hit man’ for the Bamboo Union gang

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 24, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Taichung police yesterday said they tracked down a man who allegedly made repeated threats on his Facebook page that he was going to assassinate president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).

Taichung police officials said after they received reports of the threats they searched various social media sites and analyzed telecommunication records and located a man surnamed Chang (張), 37, who lives in Taichung’s Situn District (西屯).

Police said the man wrote various threats on his Facebook page following the presidential election, such as “I am going to assassinate Tsai Ing-wen…. ha, ha, ha,” and “On the day when Tsai assumes the presidency, my life will not be wasted by assassinating her.”     [FULL  STORY]

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