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Security to be beefed up at major Taipei MRT stations: police

Police patrols at MRT stations are to be equipped with electric stun guns and pepper spray

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Security to be beefed up at major Taipei MRT stations: police

Taipei, Oct. 4 -- Security is to be beefed up at major Taipei MRT stations, with police patrols equipped with electric stun guns and pepper spray, the police rapid transit division said Wednesday.

The move is due to concerns about terrorist attacks around the world such as the London tube bombing, the Marseille knife attack and the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, according to a press release issued by the Taipei City Police Department.

Shen Yung-huan (沈永煥), deputy division head of the rapid transit division, told CNA that police sentry posts will be set up at 12 metro stations.

The stations include Taipei Main Station, Dongmen, Zhongshan, Ximen, Jiangzicui, Minquan W. Rd., Zhongxiao Fuxing, Taipei City Hall and Songshan Airport, said Shen.

Police shields will be placed inside the metro information booths in case of emergencies and coordination will be kept with Taipei MRT's control room of any suspicious findings, Shen added.

He also said that communication with respective local area police stations in Taipei and New Taipei will also be maintained.


Updated : 2022-05-21 21:18 GMT+08:00