Scooterist barges onto stage during New Year’s Eve show in Taiwan

Man remained silent during Jacky Wu's performance in Taichung before being dragged off by security

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Jacky Wu (left) looking at the intruder (screenshot from SET TV YouTube). 

Jacky Wu (left) looking at the intruder (screenshot from SET TV YouTube). 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man on a scooter barged through a VIP gate and onto a stage where top variety host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) was performing during a New Year show in Taichung early on Wednesday (Jan. 1).

After the New Year countdown finished and prominent officials had left the event, police were busy directing traffic away from the site, leaving only one student to guard the entrance, CNA reported. The rider injured the student before riding his scooter onto the stage, parking it and taking off his helmet.

Wu expressed surprise and asked the unknown man whether he worked for a delivery service, asking why he had not been informed about this part of the show. As it became clear that the man was an intruder, guards climbed on stage and dragged him away, according to the CNA report.

He was later described as a university student with mental problems. Police plan to investigate him for violating the Social Order Maintenance Act.

After the incident, Wu continued with the show, throwing presents into the audience and singing with his son.