By: Wang Hung-kuo, Chang Min-hsuan and Elaine Hou
Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Two new random attacks occurred in northern Taiwan Tuesday,
following the gruesome killing of a 4-year-old girl in a random attack in Taipei just a day earlier.
New Taipei police received a report at about 1 p.m. Tuesday that an environmental services worker had been attacked by a stranger armed with a saw as he was cleaning and disinfecting the environment in the city’s Shulin District.
The 48-year-old worker suffered a 5-centimeter laceration to his left wrist and was rushed to Far Eastern Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment, the police said. The man said he did not know the attacker, the police added.
No one else was injured in the attack.
The attacker, a 23-year-old man identified only by his surname Yu, has been arrested. Yu, who works as a decorator, claimed that the attack on the cleaning worker was to “protect cockroaches,” according to a preliminary police investigation. [FULL STORY]