Vietnamese worker shot while escaping police inspection

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-06
By: Central News Agency

A Vietnamese worker was shot by police in Taipei early Sunday after the man pushed a police officer and attempted to flee from a roadside inspection, according to the Taipei police.

The man, in his 40s, was riding in a taxi when four policemen who were carrying out roadside tests pulled the vehicle over for an inspection in a Xinhai Road underpass at around 1 a.m., the Taipei City Police Department’s Da’an Precinct said.

When the taxi approached the inspection point, the police “sensed that something was wrong because the passenger looked nervous, so they asked the driver to pull over for a check,” Lin Chieh-wei, chief of the Heping East Road police station, told CNA by telephone.

When one of the police was checking the license plate and ID of the taxi driver, the Vietnamese man was also asked to identify himself, but he did not respond to the police request, Lin said.

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