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Video shows cops barely save man from leaping off bridge in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dramatic footage has surfaced showing New Taipei police saving a despondent man in the nick of time as he attempted to jump off a bridge. At around noon on Monday (Jan....

New Zealander pilot, friend feasted at Taipei's Din Tai Fung while infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a document leaked by a Taipei City Councilor on Wednesday (Dec. 23), the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in ei...

'Police in Taipei' to feature free self-defense lesson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City Police Department event for the public will feature forensic science and a self-defense training class, on Boxing Day (Dec. 26). A press release said the ...

Taiwanese man self immolates to protest closure of pro-China CTi News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly man suffered third-degree burns on 36 percent of his body on Wednesday evening (Dec. 2) after he set himself on fire in an apparent protest of the closure of pr...

Italian man handed 2-year sentence for trying to rob Taiwan Hi-Life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian man has been handed a two-year prison term for attempting to rob a convenience store in New Taipei City with a pair of scissors in August of this year. Accor...

Taipei police arrest college student for cutting woman's hair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police have arrested a college student for cutting a stranger's hair in Neihu MRT station. Last week, a woman posted a complaint on the social media site Dca...

Taipei Metro to increase police presence to combat sexual harassment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) will see an increased police presence at all stations in an effort to combat sexual harassment. The Rapid Transit Division of the ...

Police nab suspect in robbery of NT$400,000 from Taipei bank customer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A suspect was arrested on Tuesday evening (Oct. 20), nine hours after he allegedly stole over NT$400,000 (US$14,000) in cash from a customer at a bank in the heart of Taip...

Update: Robber steals NT$400,000 from Taipei bank customer, flees on MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer at a bank in the heart of Taipei was robbed of more than NT$400,000 (US$14,000) in cash in broad daylight on Tuesday (Oct. 20). At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a CTBC ...

Taipei college student falls to his death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A male student suffered a fatal fall from a classroom window at China University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Taipei Tuesday morning (Sept. 15). At 9:23 a.m. on ...

New Taipei gambling den disguised as car wash caught using stimulus coupons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After police raided an illegal gambling den hidden above a car wash on Wednesday (July 22), officers discovered that many gamblers were shamelessly placing bets with econo...

TRTC pursues legal action against YouTuber showing how to cheat Taipei MRT turnstile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) on Monday (June 8) condemned the behavior of a YouTuber who in a video showed how to ride the Taipei MRT without buying a ticke...

Pro-China supporter in Singapore threatens to kill HK bookseller

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Singapore-based member of groups that back China's annexation of Taiwan issued a death threat against Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books (銅鑼灣書店) founder Lam Wing-kee...

2 men arrested in S. Taiwan for paint attack on Hong Kong bookseller

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police arrested two suspects on Wednesday (April 21) in Kaohsiung for allegedly splashing red paint on Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books (銅鑼灣書店) founder Lam Wing-kee (林榮基...

Taipei police officer works tirelessly to nab garlic thief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tireless efforts of the Taipei police to crack a case of petty larceny paid off, as they returned a large bag of stolen garlic to a man left troubled by its absence, l...