7 Vietnamese workers arrested after fatal stabbing of 'peacemaker' in N. Taiwan

7 Vietnamese workers arrested after fatal stabbing of countryman in Taoyuan, Taiwan

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(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Seven Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested yesterday evening (Feb. 17) in Taoyuan, Taiwan after two of their countrymen were stabbed when trying to mediate a dispute, one of whom has succumbed to his wounds, reported CNA.

Seven Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested yesterday evening in Taoyuan on suspicion in taking part in the stabbing of two countrymen, who were trying to act as "peacemakers" during a work-related dispute, one of whom has died from his wounds.

Early yesterday morning, near Zhongzheng Road in Taoyuan, an argument broke out between a Vietnamese migrant worker surnamed Vu (武) and his coworker over their work relationship. Two fellow Vietnamese workers surnamed Truong (張) and Nguyen (阮) stepped in and tried to act as "peacemakers" and mediate the dispute.

However, another fight ensued outside the restaurant, and both Truong and Nguyen were stabbed in the process. When police arrived at the scene, they found Truong and Nguyen lying in a pool of blood.

Truong was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. Nguyen suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

Vu and another man surnamed Nguyen were among seven suspects who fled the scene. Police were soon able to track all seven down and have taken them into custody.

The seven Vietnamese suspects have been transferred to the Taoyuan Prosecutor's Office on charges of homicide (殺人罪).


Scene of the crime. (Taoyuan Police Department image)